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Time is a precious commodity for most physicians, but many are now opting to set aside a few hours a week to establish and maintain a social media presence.
Physicians use public social media platforms to engage and educate
So how can online networking sites benefit doctors?
Before flu season strikes again, it is particularly important for pregnant women to get the influenza vaccine. This protects not only the mother from potentially serious illness, but the baby as well – even for a number of months after birth.
Last week, the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) honored the Ob Hospitalist Group team at Providence Alaska Medical Center with the Collaborating Physician Award for the empathetic and quality patient care they give to patients coming to the hospital from community birthing centers.
Some people collect stamps. Others may collect salt-and-pepper shakers or even polka records. And then there are those who collect old pagers.
“My wife has a box full of old pagers and iPhones that she has collected over the years,” said Dr. Peter Earl, an OB/GYN hospitalist at Memorial Regional Medical Center and at St. Francis Medical Center, in Mechanicsville and Midlothian, VA, respectively. “When I retire, there’s going to be a bonfire.”
Dr. Earl is happy to leave those annoying devices behind as he enjoys life now as an Ob Hospitalist Group physician.
“I like the time off very much. And I like the providers I work with,” he said. “They treat us well, as colleagues. I very much like that. Even in a ‘demanding’ month, I might work 10 days instead of seven. But that’s still only 10 days of work out of the month! It’s something I wish I had done quite a few years before I did it.”
Modern Healthcare recently published an article about why hospitals are increasingly looking to outsource to reduce costs and improve operations. Many hospitals are now using outside companies for patient interaction tools, such as registration kiosks; equipment budget management; and medical specialists. Modern Healthcare interviewed Jami Walker, Ob Hospitalist Group director of hospital operations, for the story.
Each quarter, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) employees nominate teammates who have gone above and beyond to represent OBHG's core values. OBHG's leadership team chooses one clinician and one support staff member to receive the You Delivered! award for their outstanding performance. For quarter two of 2017, OBHG recognized Dr. Denise Sutler, OB hospitalist in our Cypress Fairbanks Hospital program in Houston, Texas, and Angie Holcombe-Tyrrell from our Development & Support team in Greenville, SC.
Dr. Susan Wilson, board-certified OB/GYN, joined Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) in 2011. She is a Medical Director of Operations and acts as Team Lead at Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, SC. Dr. Wilson explains how she values her work-life balance and has found her calling within OBHG.
Ob Hospitalist Group, the nation's largest dedicated employer of OB hospitalists and the most innovative company in the industry, is seeking an extraordinary physician for one of our company's key professional/clinical leadership roles.
If you are a highly skilled, passionate, and service-minded obstetrician open to a new opportunity, we would like to talk with you.
The Site Medical Director position is based at our hospital program in the San Francisco Bay Area - a highly desirable area and one of the most diverse, influential, and dynamic cities in the world.
Written by Dr. Becky Graham, board-certified OB/GYN and OBHG hospitalist
Unless you live under a rock, have been doing medical volunteering in a foreign country, or are just too busy to notice, we have an opioid crisis in the United States.
Throughout my career as an OB/GYN physician, my colleagues and I have used several strategies to notify one another that a patient is drug-seeking - such as adding flags to charts in the electronic medical record (EMR), drawing an eye on the patient’s paper chart by their name, etc. The bottom line is that none of these have worked. But why? As an educator who became a physician, I believe it is education from top to bottom - from physicians to nurses, and from pharmacists right down to the patients. Let me demonstrate what I mean.
Just as Houston was beginning to pick up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, another storm was right on its heels, headed straight for Florida. Again, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) team members executed OBHG’s emergency protocols before Hurricane Irma hit land to ensure the safety of mothers and their babies during this time.