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Halifax Health OB Emergency Department and Hospitalist Program Celebrate One-Year Anniversary
posted Jul 15, 2013 - 4:39:30pm
his summer, Halifax Health celebrates the one-year anniversary of the medical center’s 24-hour Obstetrical Emergency Department and Obstetrical Hospitalist Program.
The Obstetrical Emergency Department (OB ED) averages approximately 300 visits per month. Halifax Health Obstetrical Hospitalists have seen close to 5,000 pregnant patient encounters through Halifax Health’s system of obstetrical care.
“Our OB Hospitalists have successfully managed five life threatening emergencies involving the life of the mother and baby in the past year and all five moms and babies went home healthy,” says Bonnie Wittman, service line administrator for the Halifax Health – Center for Women & Infant Health. Wittman adds, “We’re proud that every pregnant patient entering into the OB ED this past year was seen by an obstetrician.”
OB Hospitalists accounted for approximately 32 percent of deliveries at Halifax Health. They delivered pregnant patients who may have been visiting the area and went into labor; pregnant patients who did not have an obstetrician; or assisted a private obstetrician who was not able to make it to the delivery room on time.
To learn more about the Center for Women & Infant Health at Halifax Health, go to halifaxhealth.org/ob.
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