A decade of elevating women’s healthcare!

By OBHG Marketing on February 28th, 2019

Ob Hospitalist Group has been serving patients for more than 12 years, and many OBHG physicians have carried out that mission for nearly as long as the organization has existed!

We are thrilled that these exceptional obstetricians chose to work with us, and we are proud to recognize their dedication to improving care for mothers and babies.

Dr. John Baird

Dr. Baird works as a hospitalist and rotating site director at St. Joseph East program in Lexington, Kentucky.

He began his career with OBHG in Florida in 2008 before moving to the bluegrass state in 2010. One of the first group of regional medical directors, Dr. Baird has been responsible for leading multiple hospitalist programs in both Florida and Kentucky.

Dr. Baird received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky and completed residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dr. James Barber

Dr. Barber is the site director for OBHG's program at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, and a hospitalist at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

He received his medical degree and completed his OB/GYN residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas.

OBHG Medical Director of Operations Dr. Donald Toatley said, "Dr. Barber is terrifically tireless, exceptionally excellent, abundantly appreciated and magnificent beyond words. He is a true servant leader who leads with his heart."

Dr. Mark Dermer

Dr. Dermer is a hospitalist at Colleton Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center and Trident Medical Center in South Carolina. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Dermer served as medical director and staff obstetrician in Pasco, Washington, as chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of medical staff at Laurens County Hospital in Clinton, South Carolina, and as chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina.

In 1994, Dr. Dermer received the Maternal and Child Health Family Practice Physicians Award from the SC DHEC Bureau of Maternal and Child Health for his care of indigent patients in Laurens County.

When Hurricane Matthew landed in South Carolina in Oct. 2016, Dr. Dermer prepared to care for patients despite the approaching storm. Because he traveled toward the coast several days in advance of his scheduled shift and arrived before the evacuation order, he was able to provide stellar care for moms and babies throughout the tumultuous weekend.

Dr. Glynnis Morton

Dr. Morton has been a hospitalist at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington since the program was launched. She has led her team as a site director and also served as the program liaison with the hospital's family medicine residency program for many years.

Dr. Morton received her medical degree from St. Louis University in Missouri and completed her residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Washington and California and is also an experienced educator - having served as an instructor at Loma Linda University and as a clinical assistant professor at College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Pacific in Pomona, California.

Current site director Dr. Stephen Slack says, "Dr. Morton's work exemplifies the value of service to others. She is an exceptional team member and clinician who is unfailingly kind to all. She cares deeply and personally about our patients and is well-respected by the medical staff."

"It has been an honor and a pleasure to get to know and work with Dr. Morton these last several years."

Dr. Edward Vogel

Dr. Vogel comes from a long line of physicians and began work as an OBHG hospitalist in 2009 after 17 years in private practice. He is now site director at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, VA.

When his practice merged with a multispecialty group and became more business-focused than what he had originally created, Dr. Vogel decided a change was in order. He eventually joined OBHG's sixth program, and has been surprised by how fast the company's footprint has grown since then. 

When asked to share some of the lessons he's learned in the last decade Dr. Vogel says, “When you are a hospitalist, you are bringing improved quality of medicine through protocols and your 24-7 presence in the hospital. You also bring improvement to the lives of the private practice physicians and to the nurses."

“Practicing good medicine is not good enough…you have to build relationships with people at the hospital and provide the kind of service one would expect from OBHG.”