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Rancho Springs Medical Center Introduces OB Hospitalist Program

Hospital Serves Expectant Mothers with 24/7 Care by OB/GYN Specialists in New Emergency Program

Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta has added a layer of safety for new moms who deliver at the hospital. To support this initiative, Rancho Springs has partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the country. This new service enhances patient safety and care by ensuring that a board certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology is in the hospital and immediately available at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days of the week, and every day of the year.

“These highly experienced obstetricians provide care for patients who come in through our emergency department (ED) with an obstetric emergency and for those who have no physician. They also provide backup support for on-staff Rancho Springs Medical Center’s OB/GYNs, should the need arise,” said Brad Neet, CEO of Southwest Healthcare System which operates Rancho Springs Medical Center.

These dedicated OB/GYN physicians provide a number of services, including:

  • Providing care in times of emergency 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

Sometimes an obstetrician is already delivering another baby at the hospital, or perhaps just tied up in traffic. Having an OB/GYN hospitalist program at Rancho Springs means pregnant women can be confident an experienced obstetrician will be delivering her baby, even if her own physician can’t be present.

In addition to board certification, our OBHG team members have received special training in advanced fetal monitoring, risk management, operative delivery, coding and compliance and advanced cardiac life support.

Through the OB hospitalist program, additional safety mechanisms include 24/7 on-site OB/GYN physician coverage; high quality care for unassigned or uninsured patients, rapid response for emergency care and quicker consults for gynecological emergencies in the ED or surgery.

About Rancho Springs Medical Center: The hospital features the region’s largest birthing center and the only NICU and OB Hospitalists program in the area along with the first emergency department in SW Riverside County to offer pediatric emergency care with board certified Rady Children Physicians for children 14 and younger.