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The entire month of November is dedicated to premature birth awareness, and with good reason. Every year, about 15 million babies are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks, across the world.
The United States has one of the highest rates of preterm births among industrialized counties. In 2016, about one in every 10 babies born in the U.S. was premature. The March of Dimes is taking action by raising awareness among expectant mothers and educating the public about how to prevent premature birth. Currently, the preterm birth rate in the U.S. is 9.6 percent, and the March of Dimes aims to reduce this to 8.1 percent by 2020.
Ob Hospitalist Group, the nation's largest dedicated employer of OB hospitalists and the most innovative company in the industry, is seeking board-certified OB/GYNs for several open positions in desirable locations across the U.S.
If you're a highly skilled, passionate, and service-minded obstetrician ready to practice the medicine you love while enjoying an average of 21 days off per month, we would like to talk with you!
OBHG Senior Director of Medical Operations and OBGYN Dr. Charles Jaynes wrote a piece about the current state of opioid use as it relates to obstetrics. His article was published in Becker's Hospital Review this month.
From our frontline clinicians to our Risk Management & Patient Safety team, quality is a top priority across the board at Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG). In observance of Healthcare Quality Week, we wanted to share what we are doing to ensure quality care for all patients across our national network of OB hospitalist programs.
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.