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The Hospitals of Providence adds second Obstetric Hospitalist Program

Jan 4, 2019

East Campus introduces OB Hospitalist Program aimed at providing higher level of care for expectant moms


The Hospitals of Providence East Campus introduces the Obstetric Hospitalist Program to increase quality and continuity of care for expectant moms.  Memorial Campus introduced the Obstetric Hospitalist Program in early September.

The Obstetric (OB) Hospitalist Program promotes a higher quality of care by offering 24/7 in-house obstetrical and emergency room coverage by Board Certified OB physicians, providing optimal treatment for women who present to the hospital with obstetric concerns or emergencies.

“We are excited to establish 24/7 hospital coverage for our expectant moms and to provide immediate care during emergency situations,” said Dr. Michael Schaffer, Lead Obstetrician-Gynecologist for The Hospitals of Providence East Campus OB Hospitalist Program.  “Our goal is to support the OB/GYN department and enhance patient safety by preventing unattended deliveries and by improving timeliness of patient evaluations in critical situations.  Quick reaction times ensure better outcomes for both mom and baby.”

Additional benefits of the program include decreased wait times and the ability for expectant moms, greater than 20 weeks gestation,  to be immediately assessed and cared for in the emergency room, improving patient safety in part by preventing unattended deliveries.

“We have seen favorable outcomes for our expectant moms at Memorial Campus through the OB Hospitalist Program, by having specialists on-site, whenever an OB concern or emergency presents itself,” said Dr. Jose Aun, Lead Obstetrician-Gynecologist for The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus OB Hospitalist Program.

In addition to the OB Hospitalist Program, East Campus offers a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is Perinatal Care Certified by The Joint Commission, focusing on achieving integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for clinically uncomplicated pregnancies and births.

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