Nearly 50% of U.S. births paid for by Medicaid

By OBHG Super Admin on February 18th, 2014

A study published by Women’s Health Issues in September 2013, revealed the percentage of births covered by Medicaid rose from 40% in 2008 to 48% in 2010, a difference of about 90,000 births.

The new study, intended to create a baseline to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act, was generated by researchers at George Washington University and March of Dimes examining data for the nearly four million U.S. births in 2010, on a state-by-state basis. Southern states had the highest percentage of births paid for by the program, while the lowest rates were in the Northeast and Northwest. Hawaii received the least Medicaid funding at 24% with Louisiana topping the list at 70%. 

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How an OB/GYN Hospitalist Program Can Enhance Physician Recruitment

By Brian Monks, MD on February 11th, 2014

The past decade has seen significant growth within the OB/GYN hospitalist movement. Over this period, initial concerns about OB/GYN hospitalists competing with or being counter-productive to community providers and/or patient care were demonstrated to be unfounded. In fact, OB/GYN hospitalists were discovered to be very valuable assets. Hospitalists allow community providers to be much more productive and efficient and make their schedules less hectic and more manageable. They also provide a much needed safety-net by greatly minimizing delays in care and reducing liabilities (according to The Doctors Company, delays in care of fetal distress account for 38% of all malpractice claims) for both the community provider and hospitals while providing consistent patient care and elevating patient experience, satisfaction and safety. 

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OBHG Hospitalist Profile Series - Dr. Michael J. White

By OBHG Super Admin on January 23rd, 2014

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is guided by the mission of elevating the standard and availability of obstetric care to expectant mothers. A key component of achieving this mission is hiring dedicated, Board Certified OB/GYNs with a passion for serving people and for their field. Our service-oriented physicians must fit into their individual hospital culture while embracing OBHG’s core values which include delivering excellent care for all patients regardless of circumstance, and doing so with uncompromised integrity. To date, OBHG employs over 240 such hospitalists in over 45 partner hospitals nationwide. Our Hospitalist Profile Series will offer a brief portrait of many of our valued physicians and reveal why they chose to become a hospitalist, why they chose OBHG and what their experience has been thus far.
 

Dr. Michael J White

Dr. Michael J. White has been a practicing, Board Certified OB/GYN since 2005. Prior to joining Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) he worked with another leading OB/GYN hospitalist provider. This has afforded Dr. White a unique and valuable perspective.
 

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OBHG Hospitalist Profile Series - Dr. Charles Jaynes

By OBHG Super Admin on January 23rd, 2014

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is guided by the mission of elevating the standard and availability of obstetric care to expectant mothers. A key component of achieving this mission is hiring dedicated, Board Certified OB/GYNs with a passion for serving people and for their field. Our service-oriented physicians must fit into their individual hospital culture while embracing OBHG’s core values which include delivering excellent care for all patients regardless of circumstance, and doing so with uncompromised integrity. To date, OBHG employs over 240 such hospitalists in over 45 partner hospitals nationwide. Our Hospitalist Profile Series will offer a brief portrait of many of our valued physicians and reveal why they chose to become a hospitalist, why they chose OBHG and what their experience has been thus far.
 

Dr. Charles Jaynes
Dr. Charles Jaynes has been a practicing OB/GYN since 1977.  His professional experience reflects that of a practitioner who enjoys complex obstetrics. The fact that he was honored by his peers as one of Texas’ Super Doctors in Texas Monthly magazine  three years in a row confirms that he not only enjoys but excels in his chosen specialty. Ob Hospitalist Group was very fortunate when Dr. Jaynes chose to join our hospitalist program at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX in 2008.

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OBHG Hospitalists Serve a Vital Role in Implementing a New, Life-Saving Device

By OBHG Super Admin on January 23rd, 2014

In 2011, the Women's Center of Texas within the North Austin Medical Center (NAMC) in Austin, TX, adopted a new postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) protocol to increase patient safety for OB patients with this life-threatening complication. The protocol required the clinical intervention of both Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) hospitalists and Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians in cases of severe PPH (>1500 cc for OBHG hospitalists and >2000 cc for MFMs). A component of the protocol also called for the consideration of non-medicinal/non-surgical methods to control the bleeding in properly selected patients. One such method was the Ebb intrauterine tamponade balloon. This device had been recently designed and manufactured by Glenveigh Medical® and it was being evaluated as an alternative to the Bakri and Utah balloons for non-surgical management of PPH not successfully resolved by medication alone.

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OBHG Medical Director of Operations, Dr. Nicholas Kulbida

By OBHG Super Admin on January 21st, 2014

OBHG Medical Director of Operations, Nicholas Kulbida, discusses one of the greatest advantages of being an OBHG hospitalist: Being able to step in at a moment's notice to help women when they need it most. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62on39Ij8yA

OBHG IMPACT SERIES: Risk Reduction

By OBHG Super Admin on January 17th, 2014

Ob Hospitalist Group’s (OBHG) mission is to elevate the standard and quality of women’s healthcare. Our programs do just that by making a positive impact across many significant areas of hospital medicine. This blog series: OBHG Impact Series will cover key areas where OBHG makes a difference.

This third post in the series, Risk Reduction will review the positive impact an OBHG program can deliver to partner hospitals by reducing risk and improving patient safety and lowering medmal costs.You can read the prior posts on Patient Safety and Patient Experience here. Future posts will address the positive impact an OBHG program can make in Physician Satisfaction, Nursing Staff Satisfaction and Retention and Organizational Readiness.

 

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Southlake Hospital Joins OBHG to Create Obstetric Emergency Department

By OBHG Super Admin on January 13th, 2014

OBHG is proud to introduce our 55th dedicated 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) at Southlake hospital in Orlando, FL. This new service ensures highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) are on-site at Southlake 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hospitalist team of doctors Josephs, King, Kerpsack, Cassavant, Maki and Smith will collaborate to provide around-the-clock care for Southlake Hospital’s OB/GYN patients. Dr. Susan Smith will serve as the Medical Director of Operations for this program.

About Southlake Hospital 
Southlake Hospital is dedicated to a patient-centered continuum of care that gives peace of mind from diagnosis through recovery.  The facilities, advanced treatments and procedures and highly qualified staff make South Lake Hospital an exceptional health care institution. As a non-profit, they are committed to a true partnership with the Southlake community that focuses on health, wellness and public education. To learn more about Southlake Hospital please visit: www.southlakehospital.com.

 

 


 

Ob Hospitalist Group Welcomes Our 54th Dedicated OB/GYN Hospitalist Program

By OBHG Marketing on January 7th, 2014

OBHG is proud to introduce our 54th dedicated OB/GYN 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, DE. This new service ensures highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) are on-site at Milford Memorial Hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hospitalist team will be led by Mike Schiavone with Drs. John Deaver, Frederika Heller, Walter Kobasa and Michael Meyer collaborating to provide around-the-clock care for Milford’s OB/GYN patients. Dr. Nicholas Kulbida will serve as the Medical Director of Operations for this program. This is OBHG’s first hospital partner in Delaware, we congratulate Milford Memorial for elevating the standard of women’s healthcare for their patients and thank them for trusting their patients to OBHG. 

About Milford Memorial Hospital
Located in Milford, Delaware, Milford Memorial Hospital has been offering quality healthcare since 1938. The award-winning Milford Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Southern and Central Delaware, including diagnostic imaging, family-centered birth services, cancer care, rehabilitation services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care, and a 24-hour emergency department. For more information about Milford Memorial Hospital visit http://www.bayhealth.org/BayhealthContentPage.aspx?nd=946

We invite you to discover more about OBHG and the advantages that our customized programs deliver to our partner hospitals, physicians and patients.  Contact an OBHG representative today at Programs@obhg.com or  800.967.2289

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