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Every day over 300 Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) hospitalists embrace our core value of delivering excellence. Their skill, experience, compassion and dedication to elevating the standard of women’s healthcare save and change the lives of the patients we serve. We are proud to recognize these individuals and share their inspirational stories of excellence in action.
Recently a grandmother of a newborn visited an Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) partner hospital. She was there to visit her new grandson but also sought out hospital administration to share her appreciation for the presence of an OB/GYN hospitalist program and to share the difference they made in her life.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation, announced their Physician of the Year for 2014 today. Dr. George Bailey has received this honor in recognition of his commitment to OBHG’s core values and embracing their vision of elevating the standard of women’s healthcare.
OBHG was founded on the sincere belief that every expectant mother presenting to the hospital should receive timely, consistent, unconditional, quality medical care by a highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYN. Dr. Bailey’s passion for that mission is evident to every patient he serves as an OBHG hospitalist at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital (YVMH) in Yakima, WA.
“He works hard, is dedicated to our philosophy and has been recognized by his peers as a leader,” said Dr. Mike White, OBHG West Coast Medical Director of Operations. “He is well respected and continues to endear himself to the nurses, his peers and administration. Being named OB Department Chair after just one year is a testament to his value.”
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is proud to announce the opening of six new OB/GYN hospitalist programs in 2015. Just this month, OBHG has implemented programs for the following hospital partners:
• Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL
• Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
• Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
• Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN
• El Camino Hospital Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
• El Camino Hospital Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
An OBHG hospitalist program provides highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) on-site in a dedicated Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Ob Hospitalist Group and Union Hospital of Terre Haute, IN were recently featured in a local WTHITV newscast. According to Union Hospital Director of Maternity Services and Pharmacy Kristi Williams, Ob Hospitalist Group's program at Union Hospital brings an experienced team of Board Certified obstetricians on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to focus on providing consistent care to patients in Union Hospital, as well as emergent care to those arriving in labor and delivery.
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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!
In this video, Abuid Rivera shares the story of a normal day taking a tragic turn. He describes how the presence of an Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) OB/GYN hospitalist at Halifax Health made the difference between possibly losing his wife and newborn daughter and sharing this Christmas with his miracle family.
After an ordinary day, Rivera’s pregnant wife awoke at 2:00 AM, within moments he realized something wasn’t quite right. She was cold and clammy and her lips were white. He called his wife’s OB/GYN, Dr. Pamela Carbiener who instructed him to take his wife directly to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dr. Carbiener left immediately to meet her patient there.
In the video below, Abuid Rivera shares the true story of a normal day taking a tragic turn. He describes how mere seconds made the difference between possibly losing his wife and newborn daughter and having a miracle family. Please click here or on the image below to watch the video and read the full news release here.
Ob Hospitalist Group Dr. Donald Toatley and Abazo Health's Phoenix Baptist Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lynette Watkins were featured in a local 3TV newscast. The story profiles the merits of the OB hospitalist program and the birth of Baby Boy Gonzales. Dr. Toatley says the OB hospitalist program and care is about more than just actual medical care; a big part of it is easing anxiety and fear.
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“Teaching pregnant women the signs and symptoms of preterm labor can greatly reduce the number of preterm births and lifelong complications associated with premature deliveries. It is also essential to educate Obstetricians about proper screening for preterm labor using appropriate testing such as Fetal Fibronectin or Transvaginal ultrasound, or an algorithm such as the March of Dimes Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit, as well as the treatment of preterm labor with appropriate tocolytics and medications to improve baby's outcome. Having OB hospitalists on the front lines in the battle against preterm labor ensures that patients are consistently and rapidly screened and treated by the most current guidelines whether it is Tuesday at 10 am or Saturday at 1 am.” — Dr. Rakhi Dimino, OBHG hospitalist and Board Certified OB/GYN
Every November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. At this time many health organizations launch campaigns to increase the awarenss of this life-threatening complication that is far too prevalent globally as well as locally. While the complications and conditions that cause premature deliveries are myriad, the one thing all health officials agree upon is that knowledge is power. Educating patients and practitioners as to the causes and symptoms of premature labor is vital in decreasing its incidence.
In recent weeks hospitals across the country have rushed to prepare their facilities and train staff to screen and isolate a patient who may potentially have Ebola so that their hospital will not suffer the same outcome as Texas Presbyterian. Many of us have been very focused on protecting ourselves, our staff and our patients from the deadly virus. So far worldwide, the virus has claimed more than 5,000 men, women and children by ravaging every system in their previously healthy bodies until their bodies can take no more.
The months have passed and the epidemic continues on despite millions of dollars spent and the thousands of aid workers and military servicemen who have risked their own lives to help. A glimmer of hope has just begun to shine. So far, in the United States, of the ten people that have sought treatment for the disease, eight have survived. That is an astonishing increase in the previously reported survival rate of 50 percent to 80 percent. The characteristics that the survivors have in common are essential to keep in mind. They have all had access to the most modern medical care very early on in the disease process. Most have also received experimental medications and/or an experimental plasma transfusions. The two who lost their lives, Mr. Duncan and most recently Dr. Salia, did not have access to the most modern medical care available until they were in very late stages of the disease. Potentially, therefore, if we are able to initiate treatment early in the disease process, we can save many more lives.
November is Premature Awareness Month and as such, a good time to discuss the importance of education and prenatal care in preventing the nearly 450,000 premature births in the US every year. Premature births not only lead to many health impairments for the child but negatively impact the nation’s healthcare system for years to come as well. Many premature or preterm births can be prevented. Educating expectant mothers and their families is key to ensuring there is a continued downward trend in the number of births that aren’t full term. Preterm is considered deliveries from 24 to 37 weeks.