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According to a new article in Forbes, the OB hospitalist concept is a “better approach to keeping mothers safe.” The article examines the current OB/GYN model agreeing with the importance of the physician-patient bond during a woman’s pregnancy. However, the author points out that a patient’s physician is likely to not be at the hospital if an emergency arises and that’s when doctor-patient familiarity becomes far less important. The author says that OB hospitalists are the solution to ensure there are fewer maternal deaths.
OBHG's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Simon, recently spoke with The American Journal of Managed Care about maternal mortality, implicit bias in healthcare, physician burnout and OB hospitalist medicine. Listen to the podcast interview here. Here are some highlight points Dr. Simon covered during the discussion:
We would like to welcome Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in Fort Smith, AR to the OBHG family! Earlier this month, we kicked off a full-time, Type A OBED. This partnership is OBHG's 11th program to start in 2019.
We are excited to welcome Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL to the OBHG family! In early June, we kicked off a part-time OB triage program with plans to convert to a full-time, type A OBED in year two. This is OBHG's 10th partnership to start in 2019.
During Healthcare Risk Management Week, we pause to recognize the dedication of our Risk Management, Quality and Compliance Department team. Their work is so important for improving patient outcomes, managing risk and increasing efficiencies.
As the number of individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ increases, physicians need to revisit their communication and care strategies. Writing for Physicians Practice, OBHG’s Dr. Jane Van Dis provides her perspective on how physicians can be more inclusive for LGBTQ+ patients. Full article here
The family practice residency program at Cox Medical Center South once relied on a single community OB/GYN for on-call C-section coverage and OB support. Cox South, located in Springfield, MO, has a high-risk patient population, with a large portion of patients on Medicaid. The residency program accepts high-risk patient transfers from its partner maternal fetal medicine practice, which are even higher risk. Residents were tasked with caring for these high-risk OB patients with minimal support.
How long does it take for an OBHG program to make a difference? In less than one week, Mercy Hospital Fort Smith is already seeing positive impacts of the hospital’s new obstetric emergency department easing tension off the main emergency department.
Please help us welcome Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital to the OBHG family! In May, we launched a full-time, Type A OBED.
OBHG’s 2019 Progress Notes highlights hospital partner successes, important industry topics and more
We are excited to share the second annual issue of OBHG’s 2019 Progress Notes with you. Progress Notes is part of a broader effort to ensure that we consistently communicate our vision and direction to our hospital partners. It is also an opportunity to look back and highlight some of our accomplishments, take note of our progress and look to the future.