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The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) elected new officers and board members at its Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans this September. Among the new members are two OBHG clinicians, Dr. Jane van Dis and Dr. Stacy Norton. SOGH highlighted the board in its recent year-end message.
“The Society is energized by this tremendous group of volunteers and for their commitment to serve,” said SOGH officials.
Ob Hospitalist Group is proud to announce the launch of our latest hospitalist program at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, N.J. earlier this month. Ocean Medical Center is part of the Hackensack Meridian Health system and is a 281-bed community hospital. Our partnership is beginning as a part-time triage and will transition to a Type A obstetric emergency department in early 2018.
Dr. Deanah Jibril, Ob Hospitalist Group Team Lead at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler in Texas, is now lending her voice to help guide U.S. health policy. She was recently accepted into the prestigious American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Health Policy Fellowship program.
By: Jane Van Dis, MD, FACOG, OBHG Medical Director for Business Development
This article was originally published in the December 2017 issue of the ACOG District IX newsletter.
“Health care providers should have syphilis on their radar and ensure that all pregnant women are tested at the first prenatal visit. Pregnant women with risk factors for syphilis, sporadic prenatal care, drug use, and those living in areas with high syphilis morbidity (particularly in central California) should be tested again for syphilis early in the third trimester and at delivery.” —Heidi Bauer, MD, CDPH, STD Control Branch Chief
Medical malpractice liability is a persistent concern in healthcare. Nationally, costs related to malpractice liability top roughly $150 billion annually, and one of the most significant risk areas is in obstetrics.
In late November, we launched our latest OB hospitalist program at United Regional Health Care System in Wichita Falls, Texas.
We have hired a team of highly skilled, board-certified OB clinicians to run this new obstetric emergency department (from left to right): Dr. Audrey Puentes; Dr. Edward Clark; Dr. Julie Thomas; Dr. Miguel Cintron; Dr. Gaynelle Rolling; and Dr. Cheng Song. Dr. Song and Dr. Clark will provide backup coverage, and Dr. Cintron will serve as the program's team lead.
After missing too many events in his children’s lives and suffering from career burnout like so many obstetricians do, Dr. Stephen “Todd” Bashuk was ready for a change.
Last year he decided to leave his private practice in Georgia and pursue a new career path. He accepted a position as an Ob Hospitalist Group team lead at one of our hospital programs near beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.
He moved into the OBHG medical director of operations role at his hospital earlier this year.
Bashuk says the transition has made a tremendous positive difference in his life.
We asked him to discuss his journey to hospitalist medicine, how his work has impacted patients, and how his own family life has changed.
By: S. Todd Bashuk, MD, Ob Hospitalist Group Medical Director of Operations based out of Fayetteville, AR
Ah, the holidays. I remember being in med school and my family celebrating Thanksgiving in Atlanta while I was in St. Louis studying for finals. I thought it was no big deal – I’d have privacy to study, and frankly, going to my brother’s house and eating turducken wasn’t exactly Disney World. I could not have been more wrong. Domino’s does not make a turkey and dressing pizza nor does Hunan Wok make General Tso’s turkey. But as much as my brother annoys me, I missed his Bill O’Reilly rant and his turducken. When it was time to celebrate the new year, I sat alone in a call room, eating cafeteria-pressed turkey while the world celebrated. I missed my dad’s collard greens and black-eyed peas.