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OBHG launched its seventh new partnership of 2018 late last month! The program at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, PA, features full-time OB triage. We are excited for this new partnership and look forward to elevating the standard of women's healthcare in the Wilkes Barre community.
OBHG began our partnership with CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South in 2014. Since then, we have developed a strong relationship with the staff and community physicians to raise the standard of care for pregnant women. Watch the video below to see what Mark Casanova, President of CHRISTUS Spohn - South, and Lenora Sevcik, Director of Women's Services, have to say about the benefits of the partnership.
In April, OBHG launched its sixth OB hospitalist program of 2018. Carolinas HealthCare System University in Charlotte, NC, features a full-time OB triage FT triage.
Earlier this year, we talked with Annette Stier, director of women's & children's services at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA, one of OBHG's longest-running partners. Providence St. Peter started their OBHG hospitalist program in 2010, and Annette has been there since the beginning. Hear what she has to say about the benefits a hospital gleans from an OBHG partnership versus developing their own OB hospitalist program.
On April 29, 2018, The Norman Transcript published an interview with Norman Regional Health System CEO Richie Splitt. The Norman, OK-based hospital system has launched several new initiatives recently, one of which being its development of an Ob Hospitalist Group obstetrics emergency department at the Norman Regional HealthPlex.
We've expanded our national network! On April 4, 2018, OBHG launched a Type A obstetrics emergency department within Baylor Scott & White McKinney in McKinney, TX. This is the fifth OBHG partnership to begin in 2018.
Aiysha and Charles Toliver welcomed their second child Zaccai in 2017. Thanks to the partnership between CHRISTUS Spohn-South and Ob Hospitalist Group, both mother and baby are happy and healthy!
OBHG is excited to announce our third program go-live of 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Binghamton, NY. Our Lady of Lourdes, part of the Ascension Health system, has a full-time OBHG triage.
Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce our second new partnership of 2018, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. Orange Coast's OB hospitalist program launched on March 7, and it features full-time triage.
Earlier this month, the California Health and Human Service Agency (CHHS) and Smart Care California released their 2017 C-section honor roll, recognizing hospitals that met or surpassed a 23.9 percent C-section birth rate for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. OBHG is proud that 11 of our 18 California hospital partners made the honor roll, and all but one made the list for two consecutive years. The full honor roll lists 111 hospitals, accounting for 45 percent of California's 242 hospitals that offer maternity services.