Baptist Health Louisville: The Role of OB-GYN Hospitalists
OB-GYN Hospitalists serve as specialists to support private doctors in hospitals, available 24/7 for emergencies. Learn more about the role of OB Hospitalists.
The Role of OB-GYN Hospitalists in Louisville, Kentucky HealthTalks Transcript
Haley Strickland, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology:
An OB hospitalist is an OB/GYN who works mainly in the hospital in conjunction with the private groups. We’re here 24/7. What that does is it provides an extra layer of safety to the private doctors. We work as their extensions, kind of like their extra eyes and ears, and we’re able to be available at a moment’s notice for any sort of emergency, whether that be an obstetric emergency or gynecologic emergency.
We love working with the private doctors. They trust us to care for their patients in cases of emergency. We’re available to them to assist in surgeries if they need us. They are able to rest easy when they’re not in the hospital, because we will give their patients the type of care that they would give their patients.
We deliver babies. We do C-sections. We’re all board-certified OB/GYNs who have practiced for many years and are very experienced. We love obstetrics, so we’re here for whatever a woman needs.
I chose to become an OB hospitalist because I love the entire field of OB/GYN, but my true passion lies with women who are pregnant. As an OB hospitalist, I am able to be with them in the most important time of their pregnancy, for the delivery part. I also have a passion for taking care of women for postpartum care, and being here in the hospital allows me to see those women when they need me the most, at a moment’s notice.
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