How OBHG helps hospitals reduce c-section rates

Almost one in three births in the U.S. involve cesarean delivery, yet many of them aren’t medically necessary. During International Cesarean Awareness month, there is an ongoing industry effort to educate healthcare providers and patients and reduce overall rates of medically unnecessary C-sections.

Hospital leaders seeking to reduce their hospital’s C-section rates benefit from OB hospitalist programs that instill standards of care throughout labor and delivery.

For example, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committee on professional standards guidelines suggests that decision-to-delivery interval (DDI)...


Advice from OBHG clinicians on improving Black maternal health outcomes

April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week. Originated by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, it is a week of awareness, activism,...


OB hospitalists – the maternal safety champions of labor and delivery

OB hospitalists play a vital role in managing obstetric emergencies, evaluating patients in the obstetric emergency department (OBED), covering labor and...


Impacting patient safety and quality across labor and delivery

Patient Safety Awareness Week is a dedicated time to learn more about health care safety. It also serves as a reminder for healthcare providers...


How OB hospitalists are supporting nurses through the labor shortage

Significant registered nurse workforce shortages throughout the country have only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hospitals are experiencing challenges on their labor and...


Maternal Health Awareness Day is January 23

Did you know that approximately 60% of maternal deaths are preventable?

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) highlights Maternal Health Awareness day on...


What is an Obstetric Emergency Department?

An Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) provides timely and efficient emergency care to pregnant patients presenting with unscheduled medical needs.

While the OBED functions as an...


ACOG and The Joint Commission address maternal mortality and morbidity through new Maternal Levels of Care Verification program

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and The Joint Commission recently announced a new collaborative initiative, the Maternal Levels of Care Verification...


The Joint Commission begins to report hospital C-section rates

Despite increasing attention and concerns about unnecessary C-sections, the rate of babies born by C-section in the U.S. is still high. The Centers of...


What will it take to reverse the rising maternal mortality rate in the U.S.?

Even in developed countries like the United States, the maternal mortality rate is higher than it should be. In fact, the U.S. has the...

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