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We are proud to announce that OBHG Certified Nurse Midwife Christina Kopingon, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, has been appointed to the American Health Council's Board of Nurses. Kopingon serves as Midwife Team Lead at our OB hospitalist program at Bethesda Hospital East, in Boynton Beach, FL. Congratulations, Christina!
Over the past couple years, the Zika virus has stolen the spotlight from other concerns that newly pregnant women may have. As they worry that Zika infection can increase their risk for bearing a child with birth defects such as microcephaly, they may be interested to know that a certain dietary deficiency also can elevate the risk for birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects (NTDs).
That critical preventive nutrient is vitamin B-9 or folic acid.
On December 31, 2017, KevinMD.com featured an editorial from OBHG hospitalist and Senior Director of Medical Operations Dr. Charles Jaynes. In the article, Jaynes, a 34-year private OB/GYN veteran, writes why he supports hospitalist medicine while presenting perspectives from hospital leadership, patients, and private physicians alike.
Recently, Dr. Karen Scott, OB hospitalist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, CA, was quoted in an NBC News feature article titled "The elephant in the delivery room: How doctor bias hurts brown and black mothers." The story focuses on the poor treatment minority women report experiencing in the delivery room due to ethnicity, cultural background, or language.
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.
Every individual who works for Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) impacts our vision to elevate the standard of women's healthcare. This month, RevCycle Intelligence featured OBHG's Revenue Cycle Management Team, which runs like a well-oiled machine to streamline business operations for our 130 hospitalist programs across 30 states.
When the hurricane season hit this year, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) teams were prepared. But thanks to carefully designed disaster plans, strong communication, and volunteers willing to step up, OBHG's patients were well taken care of amidst the natural disasters.
By Nahille Natour, MD
It was my third trip to the hospital that day.
I had a few patients in labor to check on and while I was there, I was called to the ER due to the premature delivery of non-viable twins.
Luckily the deliveries were uncomplicated, but any time there’s a pregnancy loss, attention to the emotional must accompany the physical care of a patient.
And so you answer questions asked between tears. You express your mutual grief. You provide resources and you encourage use of available support. While you can’t take away her pain, you give all that you have.
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.