OBHG collaboration helps increase birth volume
area hospitals found themselves competing for a shrinking maternity patient pool. In 2010, Bellevue Woman’s Center in Schenectady, NY, began a relationship with Ob Hospitalist Group to help cultivate the hospital’s status as a center of quality OB care. A critical part of that strategy was to nurture collaborations with the center’s affiliated private certified nurse-midwifes (CNMs) — a group of professionals well-positioned to attract more patients and stabilize the labor and delivery unit’s patient volume.
Hospitalists bolster OB/GYN residency program in Florida
Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola previously contracted with private OB/GYNs for labor and delivery call coverage, which proved to be an expensive and insufficient model. Sacred Heart partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to provide an onsite OB emergency department. They also took advantage of the hospitalists’ 24-hour presence to serve as additional residency faculty.
Study confirms value of OBHG collaboration
After Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, WA, partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to establish an OB emergency department, the hospital saw a reduction in unattended deliveries and C-sections and the complete elimination of early elective deliveries. At the same time, local physicians described “a total integration” of care with the coordinated services and support of OBHG hospitalists.
CA hospitalists often first line of defense against congenital syphilis outbreak
Between 2012 and 2014, cases of congenital syphilis tripled in California. The staff at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, found that most women who gave birth to babies with congenital syphilis had no private physician and received very little or no prenatal care. Bakersfield’s understaffed labor and delivery triage unit was often the first and only caregiver these women had seen.
Bakersfield Memorial worked with Ob Hospitalist Group to establish 24/7 labor and delivery triage coverage to ensure that a board-certified OB/GYN was present to evaluate every at-risk pregnant woman and test her for syphilis.