New OBHG program: MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center

By OBHG Marketing on March 28th, 2018

Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce our second new partnership of 2018, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. Orange Coast's OB hospitalist program launched on March 7, and it features full-time triage.

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Opioids after delivery: Addressing postpartum pain relief without feeding addiction

By OBHG Marketing on March 26th, 2018

Admidst the national opioid epidemic, OBHG hospitalists are taking measures to ensure they are not feeding addiction among postpartum patients. Dr. Stephen T. Bashuk, OBHG Medical Director of Operations, suggests three approaches physicians, department heads, and hospital administrators can take when addressing this issue.

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A wealth of expertise: Hospitalist Dr. Lydia Sims

By OBHG Marketing on March 23rd, 2018

When it comes to her specialty, Dr. Lydia Sims has pretty much done it all.

Fresh out of residency, she developed a much-needed prenatal program – which is still in operation today – at a public health clinic in San Antonio. She worked as a contract OB/GYN for the U.S. military, joined private group practices in Kentucky and Louisiana, and was employed by a large healthcare corporation. She also founded a successful solo practice which she operated for 13 years.

Dr. Sims notes that the industry has gone through a lot of changes in the past decade, and that many OBs are faced with numerous, draining tasks that can take precious time and energy away from patient care.

“In private practice you’re doing more than just providing medical care to your patient, because you’re so busy with who’s working today, who’s going to show up tomorrow, co-pays, insurance companies, filling out piles of forms, and government requirements,” she says. “It was taking the fun out of medicine.”

Photo: Dr. Lydia Sims (bottom right) with her husband, a hand surgeon, and their two children.

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March is Trisomy Awareness Month

By OBHG Marketing on March 20th, 2018

What a difference a few decades makes. As recently as the 1940s, children born with Down syndrome were expected to live only to age 12. By the 1980s, life expectancy was about 25 years. Today, the average person with Down syndrome lives to be 60. Last year, Guinness World Records listed Kenny Cridge of England as the world’s oldest living person with Down syndrome

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OBHG hospitalist quoted in Reader’s Digest article

By OBHG Marketing on March 16th, 2018

Earlier this month, Dr. Jane van Dis, OBHG hospitalist and medical director of business development, was quoted in a Reader's Digest story, 15 Signs Your Weight Gain Means Your Health is in Trouble. Dr. van Dis shares her insight into three of the signs that weight gain could be a bigger issue: irregular periods, painful periods, and abdominal pain. 

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Upcoming Events 2018

By OBHG Marketing on March 14th, 2018

Ob Hospitalist Group will be attending the following meetings or conferences in the near future:

SAAOG
January 13-16; Bonita Springs, FL

SMFM
January 31 - February 2; Dallas, Texas

Michigan Section of ACOG
February 2-4; Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI

CA AWHONN
February 23-24; Anaheim, CA

MI Michigan
March 5; Lansing Center, MI

AONE
April 12-15; Indianapolis, IN

 

 


 

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018

By OBHG Marketing on March 12th, 2018

March 11-17 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is the primary sponsor of the annual observance through its United for Patient Safety Campaign.

IHI is asking both clinicians and consumers to focus on patient safety as a serious public health issue.

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Endometriosis increases risk for pregnancy complications

By OBHG Marketing on March 6th, 2018

Millions of women around the world suffer from endometriosis — a condition in which uterine tissue migrates and grows abnormally outside of the uterus. Some women have no symptoms, while others experience severe pain, especially during their menstrual period.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that about one in 10 reproductive-age women suffers from endometriosis.

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Redefining ‘special delivery’: Benefits of obstetrical emergency care units

By OBHG Marketing on March 2nd, 2018

From ReachMD with host Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG

Obstetrical emergency care units offer pregnant women highly-specialized emergency care as a better alternative to the traditional emergency room visit.  These units have been proven to increase patient satisfaction and improve emergency room wait time lengths. Where are they being utilized, and what are the barriers to implementing them nationwide?

Host Renée Allen talks with guests Dr. Brian Gilpin, national clinical director of operations for OB hospitalists at Mednax National Medical Group, and OBHG Founder Dr. Christopher Swain. They discuss the benefits and challenges of obstetrical emergency care units.

Listen to the podcast.

Leadership in Action: Dr. Deborah Bowers

By OBHG Marketing on February 27th, 2018

Many OBHG clinicians volunteer in leadership roles within their program hospitals, communities, or professional organizations. In the Leadership in Action series, our hospitalists share how they choose to serve others.

Dr. Deborah Bowers, team lead for one of our programs in Reston, Va., says that serving on hospital committees not only helps her connect with fellow physicians and hospital staff, but also allows her to help affect change in the facility.

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