Each year, OBHG honors outstanding contributions by OBHG clinician site directors who have made standout impacts in leading the OB hospitalist programs at their hospital. This year, four exceptional clinician honorees were selected based on a combination of measurable program elements and intangible leadership qualities.
Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s awards.
Dr. Todd Andrews
OBHG Site Director, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Dr. Andrews is a well-respected and stable force at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. He maintains a very high acuity program while consistently meeting or exceeding quality standards. Dr. Andrews’ leadership is impeccable with consistent demonstration of OBHG’s core values and he has rallied his team to work together in a community that depends on the OB hospitalist program. Dr. Andrews joined OBHG in 2014 and became a site director in 2018.
Dr. Nahille Natour
OBHG Site Director, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Dr. Natour joined OBHG 2013 and accepted the role of site director in 2018. She is a supportive leader who incorporates coaching, training and education into her team interactions. Dr. Natour has supported the hospital in growing the OB hospitalist program and supporting a hospital employed midwifery program. She has participated in the development of the hospital’s COVID-19 response for the women’s service area, including emergency department team support, developing protocols and creating simulations. Dr. Natour is also a member of OBHG’s compliance committee and CARE program.
Dr. Meera Kesavan-Nasir
OBHG Site Director, South Miami Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Dr Nasir leads her team by example and is a well-respected leader. Since joining OBHG in 2018 as a site director at South Miami Hospital, she has led her team and exemplified OBHG’s core values by taking extra shifts, initiating simulations on the unit, improving workflow and addressing clinical quality. Under Dr. Nasir’s leadership, the NTSV C-section rate has been significantly reduced. In 2019, Dr. Nasir’s position expanded to an additional role as site director at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Ned Vogel
OBHG Site Director, Memorial Regional Medical Center
Dr. Vogel has worked at multiple OBHG programs during his 10 plus year tenure. After joining OBHG in 2009, Dr. Vogel became a site director in 2016. He is a strong team leader who has forged solid relationships within the hospital. Using his detail-oriented skills, Dr. Vogel has worked hard to successfully improve processes and metrics and help the hospital grow its labor and delivery business.