Dr. Mark Simon publishes flu shot article on STAT News

By OBHG Marketing on January 18th, 2018

Rates of flu are skyrocketing in the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking high rates especially in the South, Midwest, Southwest, and West.

Lost in the flurry of news stories is the startling and alarming report from the CDC in December that only about one-third of pregnant women are getting flu shots. A startling 64 percent of pregnant women had not been vaccinated against the flu, despite recommendations from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

OBHG Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Simon wrote an article for national industry site STAT News addressing the alarming number of pregnant women choosing to forgo the influenza shot.

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Providence Alaska Medical Center: Making birth safer and friendlier

By OBHG Marketing on October 7th, 2017

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.

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OBHG highlighted in ‘Modern Healthcare’ article on outsourcing specialists

By OBHG Marketing on October 2nd, 2017

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. 

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Ready for Irma

By OBHG Marketing on September 15th, 2017

Just as Houston was beginning to pick up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, another storm was right on its heels, headed straight for Florida. Again, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) team members executed OBHG’s emergency protocols before Hurricane Irma hit land to ensure the safety of mothers and their babies during this time. 

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OBHG included on Inc. 5000 five-year Honor Roll for fastest-growing private companies

By OBHG Marketing on September 6th, 2017

(GREENVILLE, SC) – Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is proud to be on Inc. 5000’s Honor Roll for being named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for five consecutive years. OBHG is ranked 2,761 in 2017 in part due to a 124% growth in revenue over the last three years. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction has made the list more than once. A mere seven percent have made the list five times.

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OBHG’s Dr. Mulder delivers babies during Harvey and reunites with granddaughter

By OBHG Marketing on September 5th, 2017

OBHG hospitalist Dr. Michelle Mulder delivered healthy babies at Christus Spohn Hospital South right as Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi on Friday, August 25. She said the delivery via C-section took merely 20 minutes, right before the power went out. After she knew the mother and babies were safe, she turned her attention to her own granddaughter who was right down the hall in the NICU, born about four weeks earlier, at two and a half months premature. 

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Texas and Louisiana hospitalist programs weathered Hurricane Harvey

By OBHG Marketing on August 31st, 2017

A shift on labor and delivery units for Ob Hospitalist Group clinicians can be punctuated by quiet moments—and then sometimes there’s a hurricane.

The entire country watched as Hurricane Harvey barreled toward the Texas coast, bringing with it high winds of 130 miles an hour and horrendous flooding. On Aug. 25, the Category 4 hurricane crashed into the coast just northeast of Corpus Christi and dumped an estimated more than 50 inches of rain in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. "This is a landmark event for Texas," Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said. "Texas has never seen an event like this."

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OBHG physician interviewed by U.S. News & World Report

By OBHG Marketing on August 26th, 2017

Ob Hopitalist Group Medical Director of Operations Dr. Rakhi Dimino was interviewed for a recent U.S. News and World Report article featuring how hospitals are now handling emergencies involving pregnancy and birth.

Dr. Dimino told the news outlet that an obstetrical emergency department (OBED) provides a greater level of safety, especially for women who are at risk for pregnancy complications.

"All the patients have an opportunity to be screened by a physician-nurse team," she said. "It's the difference between predicting an emergency and simply reacting to an emergency."

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Ob Hospitalist Group CEO and MDO share industry observations and tips to avoid physician burnout

By OBHG Marketing on July 27th, 2017

In a recent article published by Becker's Hospital Review, Ob Hospitalist Group Chief Executive Officer Leonard Castiglione and Medical Director of Operations Nicholas Kulbida, MD provide their observations on where the OB hospitalist industry stands today and how they believe it will evolve. In addition, they share tips for hospital leaders on how to help their physicians avoid burnout.

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OBHG hospitalist featured on Halifax Health’s Medical Minute

By OBHG Marketing on July 7th, 2017

This week, OBHG's very own Dr. Brenda Watson was featured on Halifax Health's Medical Minute. She talks about how having an OB physician in the hospital 24/7 can save the lives of mothers and babies during medical emergencies.

"Having a physician present on labor and delivery where an emergency can be dealt with in a matter of minutes makes a difference for both the health of the baby and the mother."

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