Congress demands answers from health systems on rising maternal deaths, and we’ve got a solution

By OBHG Marketing on October 16th, 2018

We’ve all heard the shocking statistic by now: the U.S. has the highest maternal death rate of any developed country – 26.4 per 100,000 births. USA TODAY has been investigating this issue in its “Deadly Deliveries” series since July, when they repeatedly contacted 75 hospitals in 13 states to find out if they were following best practice safety protocols. Half wouldn’t answer the questions.

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OBHG nurse midwives offer tips for making smoother hospital transitions

By OBHG Marketing on October 9th, 2018

OBHG certified midwives Aspen Green and Natalie Martina recently coauthored an article for Midwifery Today titled “Smooth Transitions: Making Hospital Transfers Better.”

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OBHG hospitalists named to SOGH board of directors

By OBHG Marketing on October 5th, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Rakhi Dimino and Jane Van Dis on their recent appointments to the 2018/2019 Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) board of directors.

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U.S. needs new approach to labor and delivery to protect pregnant mothers

By OBHG Marketing on October 1st, 2018


The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world and it continues to increase.  OBHG Chief Medical Director Dr. Mark Simon and Medical Director of Operations, Dr. Rakhi Dimino recently co-authored an article that was published by The Hill about the need for a new approach to labor and delivery to protect pregnant mothers and babies. 

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Dr. Charrell Thomas - 10 years of transforming care!

By OBHG Marketing on September 26th, 2018

Ob Hospitalist Group is celebrating the long-serving clinicians who carry out our mission and transform care for mothers and babies every day.

Dr. Charrell Thomas, one of the first physicians to join the OBHG team, has worked as a hospitalist since 2008 and now serves as team lead at Memorial Hospital – Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida.

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OBHG’s CARE program addresses second victim phenomenon, covered by Ob Gyn News

By OBHG Marketing on September 25th, 2018

In health care, the term "second victim," is an increasingly recognized phenomenon following an unexpected adverse patient event, medical error and/or patient related injury. Patients and their loved ones are the first victims, but a health care professional can experience emotional aftershock and feel traumatized following an adverse patient event. 

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Visit us at SOGH 2018

By OBHG Marketing on September 21st, 2018

We’re just days away from the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) Annual Clinical Meeting, scheduled this year for September 27-30 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This event brings together physicians, midwives, nurses and others who support the OB/GYN hospitalist model.

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OBHG’s CARE peer support program gets industry attention

By OBHG Marketing on September 19th, 2018

OBHG’s CARE (Clinician Assistance, Recovery & Encouragement) peer support program is getting industry attention. Recently, Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare highlighted how CARE supports clinicians who may suffer from the psychological/emotional impacts of an adverse patient event.

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Neonatal Nurses Help Make Miracles Happen Every Day

By OBHG Marketing on September 15th, 2018

They are the ones who care for the most vulnerable newborns, those born prematurely and with low birthweight, birth defects, infection, and other medical challenges. Neonatal nurses not only need the knowledge to negotiate around tubes and precise IV dosages and monitors and incubators, but they also must have the gentlest touch to nurture and comfort both babies and their families during a difficult time. It takes a very special person to work in this field, and this week we honor neonatal nurses for their commitment, professionalism, and caring.

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Be Your Child’s Advocate for Newborn Screening

By OBHG Marketing on September 10th, 2018

It may seem like the pinprick heard round the world. If your newborn screams, don’t be dismayed. Your baby is more startled by the prick than anything else. The pain is gone almost before it begins. And you’re doing the right thing by letting hospital staff draw a few drops of blood from your newborn’s heel.

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