10/28/21

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 extension of a hospital’s main emergency department, it is staffed with experienced OB/GYNs and CNMs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These clinicians, called OB hospitalists, are specialists in obstetrics medicine and practice inside the hospital.

Located in a dedicated space separate from the labor and delivery unit, the OBED treats women presenting to the hospital with pregnancy and...

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06/29/21

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...

02/08/21

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....

12/15/20

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...

07/23/20

OBHG publishes study: COVID-19 in pregnant women across the United States

OBHG has released a study about the first 200 COVID-19-positive pregnant patients who received care from OBHG clinicians in the hospital setting. The report,...

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