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On National Doctor’s Day 2018, Ob Hospitalist Group recognizes the crucial, life changing work our hospitalists do each and every day.
Founded by an obstetrician who envisioned a better, safer way to deliver emergency OB care and offer clinicians a more balanced personal lifestyle, Ob Hospitalist Group provides unparalleled support for our employed physicians, along with benefits for the private OB/GYNs who practice near or have admitting privileges at our 130 partner hospitals across the nation.
When it comes to her specialty, Dr. Lydia Sims has pretty much done it all.
Fresh out of residency, she developed a much-needed prenatal program – which is still in operation today – at a public health clinic in San Antonio. She worked as a contract OB/GYN for the U.S. military, joined private group practices in Kentucky and Louisiana, and was employed by a large healthcare corporation. She also founded a successful solo practice which she operated for 13 years.
Dr. Sims notes that the industry has gone through a lot of changes in the past decade, and that many OBs are faced with numerous, draining tasks that can take precious time and energy away from patient care.
“In private practice you’re doing more than just providing medical care to your patient, because you’re so busy with who’s working today, who’s going to show up tomorrow, co-pays, insurance companies, filling out piles of forms, and government requirements,” she says. “It was taking the fun out of medicine.”
Photo: Dr. Lydia Sims (bottom right) with her husband, a hand surgeon, and their two children.
March 11-17 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is the primary sponsor of the annual observance through its United for Patient Safety Campaign.
IHI is asking both clinicians and consumers to focus on patient safety as a serious public health issue.
From ReachMD with host Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG
Obstetrical emergency care units offer pregnant women highly-specialized emergency care as a better alternative to the traditional emergency room visit. These units have been proven to increase patient satisfaction and improve emergency room wait time lengths. Where are they being utilized, and what are the barriers to implementing them nationwide?
Host Renée Allen talks with guests Dr. Brian Gilpin, national clinical director of operations for OB hospitalists at Mednax National Medical Group, and OBHG Founder Dr. Christopher Swain. They discuss the benefits and challenges of obstetrical emergency care units.
Many OBHG clinicians volunteer in leadership roles within their program hospitals, communities, or professional organizations. In the Leadership in Action series, our hospitalists share how they choose to serve others.
Dr. Deborah Bowers, team lead for one of our programs in Reston, Va., says that serving on hospital committees not only helps her connect with fellow physicians and hospital staff, but also allows her to help affect change in the facility.
Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce that we are entering into the Connecticut market! We are excited to be partnering with a facility in Waterbury to develop a brand new hospitalist program.
The hospital is an acute care and surgical facility that handles more than 1,000 deliveries each year. It is home to a level III neonatal intensive care unit, 25 labor and delivery beds, and maternal-fetal medicine for high-risk pregnancies.
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.
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.
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.
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.