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It is unacceptable that the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among the world’s developed nations. It is equally unacceptable that there are significant disparities in outcomes based on factors such as race, ethnicity, geographic region, payer status and even care models at the facilities caring for mothers and babies.
OBHG is now hiring exceptional OB/GYNs for highly desirable new positions in the sunshine state! Escape to a land that offers amazing Caribbean style beaches, mild weather, a laid back lifestyle and no state income tax.
Our Florida hospitalists enjoy challenging and rewarding work along with very competitive compensation, full medical benefits, CME allowance, 401k match and more, plus freedom from call duty and an average of 20 days off per month.
OBHG clinicians Dr. Susan Passarella, certified nurse-midwife Lisa Weston, and Dr. Candace Wilson were each recently recognized by their coworkers and hospitals for outstanding achievement. We are proud to congratulate these clinicians for their dedication to leadership within their facilities, excellent mentorship of OB residents, and compassionate patient-centered care.
Please formally welcome St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR, to the OBHG family! We recently kicked off a full-time OB triage program with plans to convert to a full-time, Type A OBED. This partnership is OBHG's 12th program to start in 2019.
The last thing that should be on the mind of a woman going into labor is whether her weekend, holiday, or nighttime delivery is putting her and her baby at a greater risk of negative health outcomes. While adverse events in the labor and delivery unit can happen at any time, studies have confirmed there is a “weekend effect” in maternal care. Delivery complications occur at a higher rate during night shifts, weekends and holidays, when hospitals are understaffed and doctors with less experience are more likely to be working.
Calling Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) “the future of medicine,” a new article in Forbes Magazine explores the changing OB physician workforce. The author gives an overview of how the medical profession has evolved amidst the rising freelance revolution. He then focuses on OBHG, calling it a “unique and innovative entity” that is “furthest along in operation.”
According to a new article in Forbes, the OB hospitalist concept is a “better approach to keeping mothers safe.” The article examines the current OB/GYN model agreeing with the importance of the physician-patient bond during a woman’s pregnancy. However, the author points out that a patient’s physician is likely to not be at the hospital if an emergency arises and that’s when doctor-patient familiarity becomes far less important. The author says that OB hospitalists are the solution to ensure there are fewer maternal deaths.
OBHG's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Simon, recently spoke with The American Journal of Managed Care about maternal mortality, implicit bias in healthcare, physician burnout and OB hospitalist medicine. Listen to the podcast interview here. Here are some highlight points Dr. Simon covered during the discussion:
We would like to welcome Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR to the OBHG family! Earlier this month, we kicked off a full-time, Type A OBED. This partnership is OBHG's 11th program to start in 2019.
We are excited to welcome Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL to the OBHG family! In early June, we kicked off a part-time OB triage program with plans to convert to a full-time, type A OBED in year two. This is OBHG's 10th partnership to start in 2019.