Obstetrics hospitalist programs are popping up everywhere these days, and having an OB hospitalist on call can help ensure that patients are receive the proper care.
Obstetrics hospitalist programs are popping up everywhere these days. The latest newcomer to this trend is the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas not surprising for this medical center known for delivering more than 3,200 babies a year. Last week, St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois also announced that it would be launching its own obstetrics hospitalist program. There are several reasons why hospitalist obstetrics makes good clinical sense:
Although there are currently only a limited number of hospitals in the US that have reported having an OB hospitalist on staff, this seems to be a trend that is beginning to gain momentum.
We’ll continue to keep tabs on how many OB hospitalist programs are born over the next year.