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Just as we hope we’ll never need a hospital, we are immensely grateful it is there. A hospital represents safety. It represents trust. It provides comfort like knowing your mom is running behind you the first time you ride a bike without training wheels, ready to catch you before you fall.
A hospital is much more than bricks and mortar. A hospital is community. It’s the people who work there. It is every individual who touches the life of a patient.
Childbirth is the leading reason for hospitalization in the United States, accounting for more than 10% of hospital stays. The very nature of OB/GYN hospitalist work places our clinicians exclusively in the hospital setting. At Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) partner hospitals, the quality of Labor and Delivery care and the level of patient satisfaction are undeniably connected with our hospitalists.
In 2016, OBHG clinicians attended 317,457 patients in the hospital setting, of which 118,618 were considered high-risk. They handled 34,899 life-saving emergent interventions, and delivered 27,483 babies. That’s a lot of opportunities to touch lives in the most meaningful way.
These patients are discharged home, into their close-knit communities, with a unique perspective that is directly linked with their childbirth experience. A positive perspective endears families to the hospital, and they are more likely to return to or recommend the hospital as future healthcare needs arise.
As we observe National Hospital Week (May 7-13, 2017), we salute every hospital worker, from the dietician, the administrator, and the lab technician to the physician, the nurse, and the unit clerk. Every individual in the hospital setting touches the life of a patient. Continuing clinical excellence and thoughtful humanity together help make the U.S. healthcare system the best in the world.
The maxim that patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care has never been truer. OBHG clinicians ultimately demonstrate how much they care through their sincerity and compassionate touch. As part of the greater hospital team, we extend warm thanks to everyone in the hospital setting who works diligently every day to provide patients with the highest-quality care and the best hospital experience possible.
This blog provides general information and discussion about healthcare-related subjects. The content and linked materials provided are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader is an expectant mother with a medical concern, she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician or healthcare provider.
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