Methodist LeBonheur Women's and Children's Hospital in Germantown, TN has partnered with Integrated Physician Services since 2008 to increase safe outcomes for obstetrics patients by providing on-site 24/365 board certified obstetrician to assist with emergencies.
The Role of Obstetric Hospitalists
The role of Obstetric Hospitalist is defined in the February 2016 Obstetric and Gynecology Green Journal as "an ob-gyn who specializes in the practice of hospital obstetric and gynecologic care. This may include (but is not limited to) the obstetric triage unit, labor and delivery, the antepartum unit, the postpartum unit, the emergency department, emergency gynecologic surgery, inpatient medical and critical care units, and consultative inpatient obstetric and gynecologic services." Read the Abstract
Integrated Physician Services is a provider of hospitalist services for laboring patients who are unassigned or are in emergent need. Hospitalists partner with the Labor and Delivery staff members to provide immediate assistance. Private physicians have the support of a qualified colleague to stand by or directly assist the patient if needed. The nursing staff has immediate access to a physician who can provide information to help them provide the best possible patient care.