The Obstetric Hospitalist Program at Lowell General Hospital is one more way we provide the safest and most comprehensive level of care for our moms to be. If your primary OB Provider is delayed when you arrive to Labor & Delivery, our team of OB Hospitalists are here 24/7, 365 days a year to help.
The OB Hospitalists provide enhanced coverage and a critical safety net to OB/GYN Providers in the community, during emergencies or when OB/GYN providers are not physically present in the hospital. They work in collaboration with your OB/GYN provider to ensure a safe delivery for you and your baby. Our OB Hospitalists have specialized training in maternity care, are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and highly skilled in a variety of different delivery techniques, pain management, and emergency interventions if the need should arise.
Our OB Hospitalists also staff the Obstetric Emergency Department (OB ED) for our pregnant or postpartum patients who need evaluation. In addition, should you experience a health issue or emergency during your stay, the Obstetric (OB) Hospitalists are specifically trained to recognize and respond to these types of issues to ensure quality care while reducing the risk of severe complications that may impact the health of mom or baby.
Over half of U.S. hospitals currently employ hospitalists in different subspecialties, a growing trend in healthcare aimed at providing expertise at the hospital and improving safety and quality of patient care.
Like your primary OB/GYN provider, the OB Hospitalists work closely with all of the staff on the Labor and Delivery and Postpartum units to help facilitate connections with lactation consultants, providers of home healthcare, and other services to provide you with an exceptional birth experience.