St. Mary's OB/GYN Hospitalists - Around-the-Clock Care
St. Mary's OB/GYN Hospitalist Program provides specialized, round-the-clock care to pregnant women. While many obstetricians divide their time between their office and the hospital, this program offers hospital-based doctors focused solely on providing care to patients in the labor and delivery unit, as well as those facing emergency situations. To support this initiative, St. Mary’s is working with OB Hospitalist Group, the nation’s largest provider of OB/GYN Hospitalists. These doctors provide enhanced coverage and a critical safety net to OB/GYNs in the community.
“Sometimes a woman’s own physician can’t be present during her delivery, whether it’s because of a family emergency, another delivery, or any number of reasons,” said Bennett S. Walstatter, M.D. “Having an OB/GYN Hospitalist Program means every woman can be confident that an experienced OB/GYN will be delivering her baby. That gives women and their families peace of mind during one of the most important moments of their lives.”
Hospitalist care is a growing trend nationwide that helps increase access to specialists and improves patient outcomes. St. Mary’s is the only hospital in the Tri-State to offer 24/7 in-house obstetrics, OB anesthesia, a well-established neonatology team, and the area’s only Level II trauma center with an emphasis on trauma during pregnancy.
In addition, these board-certified OB/GYN Hospitalists:
- Work with each woman’s own OB to provide 24/7 care to both mother and baby.
- Complement other healthcare professionals within the hospital, including medical and surgical consultants, maternal-fetal medicine, lactation consultants, social workers, and more.
- Receive specialized training, in addition to maintaining board certification.