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Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is proud to have been named to South Carolina’s 25 Fastest-Growing Companies list for the fifth consecutive year. OBHG is ranked 24 in 2016 in part due to a significant growth in revenue.
Founded in 2006, OBHG’s national network has grown to include over 500 dedicated OB hospitalists in 100 active and onboarding partner hospitals across 26 states. This growth means more expectant mothers have access to immediate care when presenting to the hospital with obstetrical complaints, regardless of time, location, complication, or circumstance.
At the very beginning of his obstetrics career, Dr. Chris Swain was astonished to learn that many expectant mothers, concerned that something might be wrong, did not even see a physician when they came to the emergency room. Instead, they were evaluated by a Labor and Delivery nurse taking instructions over the phone from a physician. If the patient and her baby were in serious distress, it became a waiting game, with the risk escalating every minute she waited for medical attention from her doctor — or any doctor.
Sometimes, how things are supposed to work in baby land is not particularly intuitive. From car seats to snuggly Baby Bjorn-type body carriers, there often seems to be an extra strap whose function is not obvious. Directions in small print can be hard to follow, which may account for the high numbers of parents who inadvertently risk the safety of their young children by incorrectly assembling or installing various devices.
September is Baby Safety Month, an annual event sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) to raise awareness about the importance of product registration cards and recall response. Recently in this space, we discussed crib safety. Now we are moving on to car seat installation and other baby-related concerns.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is proud to have been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list for a fourth consecutive year. OBHG is ranked 2,324 in 2016 in part due to a 156% growth in revenue over the last three years.
Founded in 2006, OBHG’s national network has grown to include more than 450 dedicated OB hospitalists in 100 active and onboarding partner hospitals across 27 states. This growth means more expectant mothers have access to immediate care when presenting to the hospital with obstetrical complaints regardless of time, location, complication, or circumstance.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) announces that Mark N. Simon, MD, MMM, CPE, and Bruce Selman, MD, PhD, will speak at the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG) Annual Meeting and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, respectively. The CUCOG Annual Meeting will be held Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. It is held in conjunction with the ACOG Annual Meeting, which runs May 14-17, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is proud to announce the opening of eight new OB/GYN hospitalist programs in the 2015 fourth quarter, tying the 2015 first quarter as the most starts in a three-month period since inception. OBHG has implemented programs for the following hospital partners:
- Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital, Hoffman Estates, IL
- Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, Carrollton, TX
- Florida Hospital Tampa, Tampa, FL
- JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL
- Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, CO
- Mother Frances Hospital Tyler, Tyler, TX
- Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, CA
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, CA
Teresa Medlin, VP of Human Resources at Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), was recently named 2015 HR Professional of the Year by the Greenville Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM). This annual award, presented at the January GSHRM membership meeting, recognizes excellence and achievement within the Human Resources profession.
Medlin has successfully developed and led creative and results-oriented Human Resource strategies and programs in high performing, growth-oriented companies for more than 20 years. She is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). In 2015, Medlin became a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) — a global credential which supports engaging and empowering teams.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, is pleased to welcome new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Kevin Krenzke. Krenzke joins OBHG with almost 20 years of finance and accounting experience, most of which has been working with rapidly growing healthcare companies.
Krenzke’s healthcare experience includes serving as chief financial officer for one of the nation’s largest oncology practices, as well as in financial, operating and strategy roles with McKesson Specialty Health. In addition, he has held management positions in the mergers and acquisitions and financial assurance practices of Deloitte, BDO Seidman and Arthur Andersen.
“Despite being a relatively young company, OBHG has grown to serve more than 90 hospitals across the country. The rapid growth and strong demand for our services demonstrates the importance of ensuring families have access to quality obstetric care in a model that is financially viable for our hospital partners,” said Krenzke. “I look forward to working with our management team and customers to continue expand program offerings and the availability of women’s health services.”
As an integral member of the Executive Management Team, Krenzke is responsible for OBHG’s financial operations and works closely with the development and operating teams to support growth and improve effectiveness. He is a certified public accountant and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, is pleased to welcome new Chief Growth Officer (CGO), Marc Kerlin. Kerlin joins OBHG with 30 years of experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors.
Prior to joining OBHG, Kerlin held executive roles with Pharmetrics, Molecular Health Inc, e+Cancer Care, DaVita and U.S. Oncology. His experience spans health plan management, hospital administration, physician practice management, multi-site operations and business development.
“I joined OB Hospitalist Group because I believe in the company’s mission to elevate the quality and safety of women’s healthcare,” said Kerlin. "As a father of twins whose spouse went through a difficult pregnancy, I appreciate OBHG's focus on saving lives and taking care of mothers and babies that need our expertise and assistance."
As an integral member of the Executive Management Team, Kerlin works with the business development and marketing functions of OBHG to help guide the direction and growth of the company, focusing on new market development and program expansion. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport and attended the Frost School of Business at Centenary College.
Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) has been honored by the Best Places to Work in South Carolina Program for the third year in a row. This program is sponsored by The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group and the publishers of SCBIZ News.
Best Places to Work in South Carolina is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the state’s most innovative and top-notch employers in South Carolina. The honor is awarded based on employer benefits and policies plus results from an in-depth employee survey that measures engagement and satisfaction. All South Carolina businesses, nonprofits and government entities that have been in operation for at least one year and have at least 15 employees are eligible. Only 50 corporations statewide received this honor for 2015.