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Ob Hospital Group (OBHG) is proud to announce the opening of a new, 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) at St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, CA. This new service is a result of a partnership between St. Bernardine and OBHG that ensures highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) are on-site at St. Bernardine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
While many obstetricians divide their time between their office and the hospital, this program features hospital-based doctors focused solely on providing care to patients in the labor and delivery unit, as well as those facing emergency situations. These doctors will provide enhanced coverage and a critical safety net to OB/GYNs in the community.
Hospitalist care is a growing trend nationwide that helps increase access to specialists and improves patient outcomes. This program will make St. Bernadine among the first hospitals in the Inland Empire to offer 24/7 in-house obstetrics with Board Certified OB/GYN physicians. The OBED is staffed and managed by the Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), headquartered in Mauldin, SC and provides physician support and emergent care to all women presenting to St. Bernardine’s Labor and Delivery department or Emergency Room.
In addition, the Board Certified OB/GYN Hospitalists will:
• Work with each woman’s physician to provide 24/7 care to both mother and baby
• Provide rapid response for emergency care
• Ensure consistent care for unassigned and uninsured patients
• Coordinate with healthcare professionals within the hospital, including medical and surgical consultants, maternal-fetal medicine, lactation consultants, social workers, and more.
About Ob Hospitalist Group
Ob Hospitalist Group is the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation, leading the industry in developing and managing in-house hospitalist programs staffed with highly-skilled, Board Certified OB/GYNs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our mission of elevating the quality and safety of women’s healthcare has resulted in a unique, comprehensive, financially viable OB/GYN hospitalist program that serves women, newborns, and their families and supports nurses, physicians and our hospital partners. Currently, Ob Hospitalist Group has more than 45 programs across the nation. For more information, please visit www.OBHG.com.
About St. Bernardine Medical Center
Serving the health care needs of the people of the Inland Empire since 1931, St. Bernardine is a highly-regarded 463-bed, nonprofit, tertiary acute care hospital located in San Bernardino, California. The hospital offers a full continuum of services, from family care to heart surgery, treating an average of 80,000 individuals in the Emergency Department, delivering 2,100 babies and admitting more than17,000 patients for treatment each year. St. Bernardine Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. Visit www.StBernardineMedicalCenter.org for additional information.
Written and published by OBHG Media. Copyright © 2013.