Hospitals spend a lot of time scheduling obstetric call coverage and trying to improve quality when they manage everything alone. But there are often gaps in coverage and nurses in triage wait for doctors to arrive in emergent OB/GYN situations. Therefore, many hospitals reach a point when they are ready to explore an OB hospitalist program.
When OBHG consults with hospitals, we are frequently asked questions about how to start an OB hospitalist program. Our new guide, “Should your hospital outsource its OB hospitalist program?” was developed to assist hospital leaders, directors of women’s health, physicians, and nurses as they face common labor and delivery issues such as call coverage gaps (which is a major concern for patient outcomes), physician burnout and hospital quality initiatives.
The guide offers detailed questions for hospitals to ask and specific steps to take when considering outsourcing versus developing an in-house laborist or OB hospitalist program. Subjects to consider include recruitment, scheduling, credentialing, insurance, billing, and more.
Ob Hospitalist Group has worked with over 200 hospitals nationwide, and we are on track to hire close to 500 OB/GYNs this calendar year. We have helped hospital leaders set up successful OB hospitalist programs and transform labor and delivery units from surviving to thriving.
Download the new guide here if you’re considering the pros and cons of outsourcing versus developing your own in-house program.
Also, feel free to check out some of our case studies to learn how we’re helping hospitals with their labor and delivery challenges.