Ob Hospitalist Group National Network Expands with 100th Partner Hospital

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Hospital News J E 4

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On November 16, 2016, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) welcomed Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, as its national network's 100th partner hospital, a milestone that appropriately heralds 10 years as the nation's largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider.

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (MMCD) is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and one of the largest employers in the state. MMCD is a member of Mercy Health Network and part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health organization.

"While other hospitals in Iowa offer laborists to provide 24/7 OB care, Mercy will be the first hospital in the state to offer an OBED," the MMCD announced in a recent newsletter, The Bulletin (p.2). "Women who are 14 weeks or more gestation will be cared for when they present with emergency symptoms related to their pregnancy. … The OB hospitalist will also provide care for women who present with an OB emergency and don't have a designated OB, and give them contact information for care after discharge."

"We are absolutely delighted to count Mercy Medical Center as the 100th partner hospital in our growing national network," said OBHG Chief Executive Officer Lenny Castiglione. "Every member of the OBHG family enriches our powerful network of knowledge and resources. Our more than 530 clinicians all strengthen and refine our evidence-based best practices, ensuring that patients at our partner hospitals receive the most cost-effective, highest-quality OB care available anywhere in the country."

About Ob Hospitalist Group

For 10 years, Ob Hospitalist Group has led the nation in elevating the quality and safety of women's healthcare by providing 24/7 Board Certified physicians who deliver real-time triage and hospital-based obstetric coverage to ensure consistent, timely care for patients as well as affordable, non-competitive support for local OB/GYN physicians. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, OBHG's national network includes over 500 dedicated OB hospitalists in 100 partner hospitals across 27 states. Learn more at

Media Contact: Guy Kohn, Ob Hospitalist Group, 864.908.3524,

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