Congratulations Halifax OB/GYN Department.

By OBHG Marketing on July 17th, 2013

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! 

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We invite you to discover more about OBHG and the advantages that our customized programs deliver to our partner hospitals, physicians and patients. An OBHG representative would be happy to answer any questions you have as well. Or schedule a consultation today!

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Ob Hospitalist Group is Proud to Announce Our 47th Hospital Partner

By OBHG Super Admin on July 12th, 2013

Louisville, KY - Ob Hospitalist Group(OBHG) is Proud to Announce Our 47th Hospital Partner, Norton Hospital – Downtown, in Louisville, KY. 

Norton Hospital - Downtown opened their new Obstetrical Emergency Department (OBED) June 18, 2013. This new service is a result of a partnership between Norton Healthcare and OBHG that ensures highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) are on-site at Norton Hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the first of the two Norton Healthcare programs that OBHG will be opening this year. 

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Creating a Better Way

By Chris Swain, MD (President, Chief Medical Officer) on July 11th, 2013

As the founder of Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the leading OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation, I’m frequently asked to describe the event that led me to its creation. However, it wasn’t just one event, but a series of compounding issues and strains I experienced as a private practicing OB/GYN that led me to realize there were some significant voids in women’s health care – in both hospitals and private practices.Those voids were most evident in the high-stress situations of trying to be in two places at once – seeing a patient in the office while a laboring patient experiences an unforeseen emergency at the hospital. They were also apparent during nights filled with phone calls or during a child’s ballgame with a beeper going off right before their big moment.

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Compassion, Integrity, Skill and Service

By OBHG Super Admin on July 8th, 2013

We’ve all had the experience of showing up for our first day of work, eager, prepared but not quite sure what to expect. The following is a brief synopsis of Dr. Debbie Bredestege’s first day at one of Ob Hospitalist Group’s (OBHG) newest hospitalist programs at Cox South in Missouri.

Early in Dr. Bredestege’s first shift, a young female patient arrived by EMS after being discovered unconscious by a family member. She was evaluated by the Emergency Department  physician who called Dr. Bredestege upon discerning a positive pregnancy test in addition to hypotension and tachycardia. Even before Dr. Bredestege saw the patient, she suspected an ectopic pregnancy.

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Different Roles, Same Goals

By obhg.admin on July 8th, 2013

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is committed to our mission of elevating the quality and safety of women’s healthcare. OBHG hospitalists provide on-site support and coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year- adding many levels of value to a hospital program. The presence of an OB/GYN Hospitalist provides peace of mind for patients who are given the unique advantage of being assessed by a physician upon each visit, reduced risk for hospitals and much needed support not only for the physicians, but for the nursing staff as well. In an effort to better understand and support the nursing staff in our nearly 50 partner hospitals, OBHG recently interviewed some of those nurses to gain their perspective on the benefits of the program. We wanted to share with you some of their thoughts on their individual OBHG hospitalist programs and the changes they have made in their lives and that of their patients. 

The general consensus was that the OBHG hospitalist program brings a level of comfort and security that nurses never experienced before; they are no longer required to make a judgment call on a patient’s status when a doctor is only available via phone. Having a hospitalists on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year alleviates fear and anxiety for nurses in many ways: they are not burdened with the pressure of having to make crucial decisions outside the scope of their license, it is no longer necessary for them to perform a delivery when the attending doctor cannot make it in time and they have the comfort of having a physician on-hand for any situations they might question. One nurse summed up this crucial change by saying, “we no longer have to experience the anxiety of making a judgment call in the middle of the night when the doctor on the phone can’t see the patient we are evaluating and we have to make uneasy decisions to admit or discharge a patient.”


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OBHG Partner Hospital, Halifax Health Obstetrical Team Earns 2013 MOREOB Recognition Award

By OBHG Marketing on June 21st, 2013

First in Southeast to Take Part in Internationally Accredited Program

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 14, 2013) – The obstetrical team at Halifax Health – Center for Women & Infant Health has earned the 2013 MOREOB Recognition Award for outstanding performance in the application of knowledge, communication and teamwork in order to make patient safety the priority and everyone’s responsibility.  The award is presented based on the team’s yearly achievement toward meeting the goals of the MOREOB Program.

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Ob Hospitalist Group Welcomes Our 46th Dedicated OB/GYN Hospitalist Program

By obhg.admin on June 20th, 2013

Springfield, MO – OBHG is proud to introduce our 46th Dedicated OB/GYN 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) at Cox South, A member of the CoxHealth medical system in Springfield, MO.  This is our first program in Missouri, expanding OBHG’s presence to 20 states.  

About CoxHealth: CoxHealth is the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system based in Springfield, MO. It is accredited by The Joint Commission, distinguished as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems (2006-2012) and recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital.

About Cox South:  Cox South is the jewel of the medical mile. Located on the southern edge of Springfield, MO this full-service facility has been serving physicians and their patients since 1985. The growing campus of Cox South includes many physician offices, a Level I Trauma Center and numerous other special services.

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St. Bernardine Medical Center Launches OB Hospitalist Program

By obhg.admin on June 19th, 2013

San Bernardino, CA — St. Bernardine Medical Center has added a layer of safety for new moms who deliver at the hospital. To support this initiative, St. Bernardine has partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the country. This new service enhances patient safety and care by ensuring that a board certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology is in the hospital and immediately available at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days of the week, every day of the year. Please click link to continue reading hhtp://

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Two OBHG Hospital Partners Open the First OBEDs in New Jersey

By OBHG Marketing on June 18th, 2013

OBHG Hospital partners Hoboken University Medical Center and Christ Hospital recently announced the opening of their new Obstetric Emergency Departments (OB EDs), the first in New Jersey.  Please click link to read full story.


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OB Hospitalist Programs Lead to Measurable Improvements

By OBHG Super Admin on June 14th, 2013

Dr. Mark Simon, MD, MMM, of Ob Hospitalist Group was recently invited to speak at The Doctors Company Hospital Advisory Board meeting where he discussed how an OBHG hospitalist program promotes patient safety.


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