An OBHG hospitalist on the value of simulation training

By OBHG Marketing on February 19th, 2019

The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) recently talked with OBHG site director Dr. Rhonda Williams about the simulations she has been leading at her hospital program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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OBHG hospitalists participating in national C-section reduction pilot in Bellevue, Wash.

By OBHG Marketing on February 15th, 2019

OBHG hospitalists at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash. are helping to pilot a new method of reducing cesarean sections and increasing the rate of vaginal deliveries. Overlake is one of only four hospitals in the country partnering with Ariadne Labs – a joint center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – on the Team Birth Project, an innovative program focused on empowering mothers and all members of the birth team to initiate communication and inspire more collaborative teamwork to achieve better outcomes for mothers and babies.

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OBHG announces inaugural program in Massachusetts!

By OBHG Marketing on February 13th, 2019

Ob Hospitalist Group is pleased to announce that we are entering the Massachusetts market! We are excited to be partnering with Lawrence General Hospital to develop our first obstetrical emergency department in the state. 

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Obstetric hospitalists can screen for postpartum depression

By OBHG Marketing on February 8th, 2019

Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of pregnancy, and onset can occur at any time from pregnancy until up to 1 year post partum. Estimates of the prevalence of PPD in new mothers in the United States varied by state from 8% to 20% in 2012, with an overall average of 12%.

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How to prepare for Texas’ new maternal care levels

By OBHG Marketing on February 7th, 2019

Texas joins a handful of other states, including Indiana, Arizona, and Maryland in adopting maternal care designations. While the ACOG consensus statement defines five designations, ranging from Birth Center to Level I (Basic Care) to Level IV, Texas law designates four levels of maternal care. It combines Birthing Center care and Level I designation.

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New OBHG partnership: Baylor Scott & White-Frisco

By OBHG Marketing on February 6th, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Frisco in Frisco, TX, to the OBHG family with their full-time, Type A OBED! This our third new program to go live in 2019.

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How OBHG is boosting clinical engagement through technology

By OBHG Marketing on February 5th, 2019

OBHG’s Ob Exchange platform serves as a one-stop shop where clinicians can connect, exchange information and access online tools. OBHG’s Elaine Stephenson and April Morris recently spoke with HIT Infrastructure about how the tool is improving clinician engagement across OBHG’s national network.

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Why OBHG has standardized fetal heart rate monitoring across partner hospitals

By OBHG Marketing on February 4th, 2019

A new study of obstetrics liability claims between 2013 and 2017 showed that 80 percent of obstetrics claims involved high clinical severity cases. Boston-based liability insurer Coverys analyzed 472 OB claims and found that in 24 percent of these cases, either the mother, infant or both died.  Additionally, according to the report, 40 percent of obstetrics claims relate to management of labor and delivery. One issue is the lack of training and standardization when it comes to monitoring fetal heart patterns.

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OBHG hospitalist honored as provider of the month at Valley Medical Center

By OBHG Marketing on January 31st, 2019

Dr. Stephen Slack, hospitalist at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash., was honored as the medical center’s January 2019 Provider of the Month.

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Top takeaways from this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

By OBHG Marketing on January 30th, 2019

Earlier this month, Ob Hospitalist Group’s Chief Executive Officer Lenny Castiglione and Chief Growth Officer Marc Kerlin attended the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. They met with healthcare system leaders and thought leaders from across the country and discussed trends in hospital care management. Here are five of their biggest takeaways from the event:

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