Memorial Hospital is adding an OB hospitalist program to provide consistent care to its Family Care Birthing Center patients.
Memorial has partnered with the OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG) to establish an OB hospitalist program in Shiloh effective Jan. 19.
A team of OB/GYNs will be on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Physicians will provide a variety of services including:
- Emergency care prior to the arrival of a patient’s own physician
- Supporting the care of high-risk pregnancy patients
- Delivering babies for patients who don’t have an obstetrician
These hospital-based OB/GYN physicians will help enhance patient safety and improve the coordination and efficiency of care. They will not replace the care of a patient’s regular physician, but they will provide peace of mind to our patients since an OB/GYN will be available at a moment’s notice to step in to provide care.
In addition, a new “Obstetrical Emergency Department” is being established within the Family Care Birthing Center on the third floor of Memorial Hospital Shiloh, where pregnant patients requiring emergency care will be evaluated and cared for by the OB hospitalist team. The OBED will open later this spring.