There’s never been a better time to begin a career in hospitalist medicine.
Because OBHG has the best clinical team in the industry (we are biased) and focuses only on obstetrics – we were able to maintain stability and even thrive during the pandemic. We kept clinician hours, pay and benefits consistent and even added new hospital partners. We are proud of that, and grateful.
Here are a few additional reasons physicians choose to work with us:
More peace of mind
2020 was obviously a stressful year for everyone, but especially for medical professionals. We offer OB/GYNs who have become weary of private practice a career focused on patient care – without the business concerns. We also take care of your liability insurance including tail coverage.
Flexibility – in roles, schedules and location
We want our docs to design their careers around their lives, not the other way around. You choose full-time, part-time, or back up work. If you need to move across the country you have the option to transfer to a hospital in your new city if we have a program nearby.
We also offer sought-after national and regional travel positions. Hospitalists who join our prestigious Diplomat program journey to different parts of the U.S. launching new programs and getting teams up to speed, and our similar traveler position has a regional scope.
Listen to Dr. George Kingsley discuss what working as a Diplomat is actually like on the Obstetrics Podcast.
Looking to move into leadership? Perfect – we have a track for that. Many OBHG physicians who joined us as hospitalists have advanced to Site Director or Medical Director of Operations roles.
Listen to Dr. Renee Lockey discuss her own transition to leadership on the Obstetrics Podcast.
Our hospitalists also serve in leadership capacities for hospital committees, quality initiatives, local non-profit boards, or professional associations like SOGH, ACOG or ACOOG. Some programs provide the opportunity to train students and residents as well.
If you’re a new grad there’s a place for you here – we encourage skilled early career physicians to apply for our hospitalist positions.
Listen to Dr. Angela Kim discuss why she chose to begin her OBHG career right after residency.
We also hire certified nurse-midwives, depending on the program, and expect to increase our number of employed CNMs in the future.
Safer care and increased access for moms
OBHG founder and obstetrician Chris Swain, MD, created the original OB/GYN hospitalist model 15 years ago to ensure that every pregnant woman who presented to the hospital would be seen by an experienced obstetrician regardless of her personal circumstances.
Today our hospitalists are on hand 24/7 to do triage, support nurses and residents, and handle any obstetrical emergency that comes through the door. Lightening the load and reducing burnout for local private-practice OB/GYNs (who decide on a case-by case basis how they will partner with OBHG physicians) helps reduce risk and make care safer for everyone.
Unmatched physician resources and support
OBHG strives to be a truly physician-centered organization. We offer unique resources – for continuing education, clinical and social networking, confidential peer-to-peer counseling, awards and recognition, and volunteer opportunities such as the chance to join group medical mission trips.
Our custom-designed internal site, Ob Exchange, offers posts about what your fellow hospitalists are up to, an active private discussion forum, helpful administrative information and more – all included in one convenient online hub.