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Dr. Shannon Bailey, an OBHG hospitalist at Overlake Hospital Medical Center and Harrison Medical Center was recently named secretary of the Washington State section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She will serve two years in this capacity and eventually move up to president and then the state legislative representative for ACOG.
The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) recently talked with OBHG site director Dr. Rhonda Williams about the simulations she has been leading at her hospital program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
OBHG hospitalists at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash. are helping to pilot a new method of reducing cesarean sections and increasing the rate of vaginal deliveries. Overlake is one of only four hospitals in the country partnering with Ariadne Labs – a joint center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – on the Team Birth Project, an innovative program focused on empowering mothers and all members of the birth team to initiate communication and inspire more collaborative teamwork to achieve better outcomes for mothers and babies.
Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce that we are entering the Massachusetts market! We are excited to be partnering with Lawrence General Hospital to develop our first obstetrical emergency department in the state.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of pregnancy, and onset can occur at any time from pregnancy until up to 1 year post partum. Estimates of the prevalence of PPD in new mothers in the United States varied by state from 8% to 20% in 2012, with an overall average of 12%.
Texas joins a handful of other states, including Indiana, Arizona, and Maryland in adopting maternal care designations. While the ACOG consensus statement defines five designations, ranging from Birth Center to Level I (Basic Care) to Level IV, Texas law designates four levels of maternal care. It combines Birthing Center care and Level I designation.
We are pleased to welcome Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Frisco in Frisco, TX, to the OBHG family with their full-time, Type A OBED! This our third new program to go live in 2019.
OBHG’s Ob Exchange platform serves as a one-stop shop where clinicians can connect, exchange information and access online tools. OBHG’s Elaine Stephenson and April Morris recently spoke with HIT Infrastructure about how the tool is improving clinician engagement across OBHG’s national network.
A new study of obstetrics liability claims between 2013 and 2017 showed that 80 percent of obstetrics claims involved high clinical severity cases. Boston-based liability insurer Coverys analyzed 472 OB claims and found that in 24 percent of these cases, either the mother, infant or both died. Additionally, according to the report, 40 percent of obstetrics claims relate to management of labor and delivery. One issue is the lack of training and standardization when it comes to monitoring fetal heart patterns.
Dr. Stephen Slack, hospitalist at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash., was honored as the medical center’s January 2019 Provider of the Month.