Enhancing community OB/GYN quality of life
Novant Prince William Medical Center in Manassas, VA, previously worked with an OB hospitalist vendor that did not facilitate a collaborative relationship with community OB/GYNs. Prince William partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) and since the launch, the local OB/GYNs have seen a dramatic change.
OBHG partnership enables OB/GYN and midwifery practices to thrive
Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, NY, was looking to improve patient safety in their labor and delivery unit, support their midwifery practice and alleviate the on-call burden for community obstetricians. The facility partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to launch a new hospitalist program in 2017, and local midwifery and OB/GYN practices have been thriving ever since.
"We would never want to go back to not having a hospitalist program. We don’t have the infrastructure administratively to do this on our own,” said Dr. Patricia Pollio, director of OB/GYN at Good Samaritan.
OBHG partnership supports family practice residency program when emergencies arise
The family practice residency program at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO, once relied on a single community OB/GYN for on-call C-section coverage and OB support. Cox South, located in Springfield, MO, has a high-risk patient population, with a large portion of patients on Medicaid. The residency program accepts high-risk patient transfers from its partner maternal fetal medicine practice, which are even higher risk. Residents were tasked with caring for these high-risk OB patients with minimal support. Their partnership with Ob Hospitalist Group has allowed the residency program to thrive.
Hospitalist partnership helps OB/GYNs achieve greater work-life balance and boosts patient safety
Imagine being a healthcare provider with a full day of patient appointments, and every few hours, you must leave the office and tend to an issue in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit. This is what it’s like for private-practice OB/GYNs who are also responsible for call coverage. Baton Rouge General in Baton Rouge, LA, noticed that the process put a strain on physicians’ ability to provide high patient satisfaction in their clinics, and it caused decreased patient safety in the labor and delivery unit. In addition, it took a toll on OB/GYN work-life balance.