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The National Vital Statistics Reports released on The September 6, 2013 (Volume 62, Number 3) presents the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's latest statistics regarding the number of live births in the U.S.
According to thier report, while teenage pregnancy has decreased, more women in their 30s and 40s are having children.
Further data reveals the falling delivery rate in the U.S. has stabilized, signifying what may be the end of the American "Baby Bust."
As OBHG and our hospital partners continue to elevate the standard of women's healthcare, these statistics can be helpful in anticipating and addressing the future needs for Labor and Delivery departments, NICUs and hospital staff as well as preparing for the differing needs of changing demographics and considering the realignment of hospital resources. Click here to read their entire report.
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Brian Monks, MD, Medical Director of Practice Development at Ob Hospitalist Group discusses the supportive and collaborative nature of hospitalist medicine. Dr. Monks outlines how OBHG hospitalists work with community providers and Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians providing emergent care for pregnancy and delivery complications.
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In 2005, Dr. Chris Swain, not satisfied that OB patients were the only patients presenting to a hospital who were not routinely seen by a physician, decided to create a comprehensive OB/GYN hospitalist model. Dr. Swain believed that physician triage in Labor and Delivery (L&D) would be safer and more consistent with the level of care received by patients in the other hospital units. He was also astute enough to recognize that many L&D triage units could function as emergency rooms with only minor modifications if a physician was present on a 24/7 basis to evaluate these patients.
This novel idea proved to be a huge breakthrough for the OB/GYN hospitalist movement and the physicians proved to be capable of elevating the quality of care for OB patients. One area of OB hospitalist utilization that is showing great promise as a result of this more comprehensive hospitalist model is the formation or expansion of a high risk OB/Maternal-Fetal Transport (MFT) service. Many hospitals have under-utilized Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and a limited ability to take care of high-risk OB patients because they are unable to provide adequate monitoring and rapid intervention without a qualified physician in-house at all times. These facilities often have limited access to or support of sub-specialists such as neonatologists (NEOs) and Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians (MFMs). Furthermore, community providers are commonly not interested in managing patients of this type because they are very time consuming and intrusive to the daily operation of a private practice. These patients are also at an increased risk for poor outcomes and can be associated with an increased risk of liability exposure for their providers. Hospitals are now exploring utilizing OB/GYN hospitalists, in partnership with MFMs and NEOs, to overcome these obstacles. OB/GYN hospitalists are proving themselves to be vital to the successful implementation and daily functioning of MFT services.
Please click the video below for a brief overview of the factors that led up to St. David's implementing an Ob Hospitalist Group program.
In 2006, Dr. Chris Swain, Founder and CMO of Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) had a vision, he wanted to ensure every expectant mother was afforded consistent, unconditional, quality medical care by a physician when presenting to the Labor and Delivery department. Dr. Swain’s vision didn’t end there though; he also knew in order to provide the highest achievable level of patient safety and satisfaction he needed to create a comprehensive OB/GYN hospitalist model beyond the typical laborist program that currently existed. Today, just seven years later, Ob Hospitalist Group is the single largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the United States.
Ob Hospitalist Group founder, Dr. Chris Swain reveals that the Labor and Delivery department is the only place in the hospital where patients come for emergent care and don’t routinely see a physician. An OBHG hospitalist program resolves this by ensuring there are highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYNs on site at our partner hospitals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to treat pregnant women presenting at the hospital.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Central Washington is OBHG’s newest and 48th hospital partner. Hospitalist care is a growing trend nationwide that helps increase access to specialists and improves patient outcomes. The OBED is staffed and managed by the Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), headquartered in Mauldin, SC and provides physician support and emergent care to all women presenting to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Beginning in July 2014, OBHG hospital partner, Osceola Regional Medical Center will launch an obstetrics and gynecology residency program approved by the American Osteopathic Association, the hospital announced last week. The residency will be a four-year program with two residents per year.
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Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) would like to congratulate our nineteen Partner Hospitals Named to the US News and World Report 2013 Best Hospitals List. This is the 24th year U.S. News and World Report has compiled its hospital rankings. Hospitals were rated on their performance in areas including patient survival rates and patient safety information.
OBHG would like to congratulate the OB/GYN department at our partner hospital, Halifax Health for being voted Department of the Year! Each year, graduating residents vote on several superlatives and this year they chose the Halifax OB/GYN department as the department of the year. They made special mention of OBHG hospitalists, particularly recognizing their excellence in teaching and sincere commitment to providing high quality of care to their patients. Dr. Brian Bogdanowicz, graduating resident summed up his experience thusly, "OBHG is instrumental in the obstetric education for the Halifax Family Residency Program. They are available 24 hours per day and are eager to teach residents and integrate them into the daily care of the patients on the floor. Their consistent presence and knowledgebase have improved the educational experience for me and my fellow residents."
Congratulations to the team, OBHG hospitalists and especially to the graduating residents!
Click here to read more about Halifax Health.
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