Following are highlights of our initiatives:
We have hired two nocturnists to cover the downtown hospital Sunday night through Friday night. These providers will primarily cover Labor and Delivery, allowing for continuity of care during the overnight hours.
In addition, two new high-risk pregnancy specialists will join us in the fall, allowing us to optimize our high-risk pregnancy services. Finally, we are hiring a new gynecologic oncologist and a general OB-GYN. Our incoming faculty are energetic and talented, and we are very excited they are joining the team.
INPATIENT CARE DOWNTOWN
In Labor and Delivery, we are developing a more team-based approach to patient management. Last fall, the L&D nurses and physicians jointly attended a local conference that helped foster more of a team mindset while caring for laboring patients. This past spring, we began holding twice daily multidisciplinary conferences with obstetric physicians, L&D nurses, the obstetric anesthesia team and pediatrics personnel. The purpose is to improve communication among all providers caring for L&D patients.