St. John Adds OB-GYN Hospitalist Program

As a part as its overall commitment to women’s health and care for expecting mothers, St. John Medical Center is launching an OB-GYN hospitalist program.

As a part as its overall commitment to women’s health and care for expecting mothers, St. John Medical Center is launching an OB-GYN hospitalist program.

The OB-GYN hospitalist program brings an experienced team of board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists on-site to St. John 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include providing care in times of emergency prior to arrival of a patient's own physician, supporting the care of high-risk pregnancy patients and delivering babies for patients who do not have an obstetrician.

"Staffing St. John Medical Center with hospital-based OB-GYN physicians serves to enhance patient safety and improve the coordination and efficiency of care," said Charles Anderson, St. John Medical Center chief executive officer. "It also provides peace of mind for our patients since an OB-GYN is available at a moment's notice to step in to provide care."

According to Anderson, the addition of the dedicated OB-GYN hospitalist team is not intended to replace a woman’s regular obstetrician. Rather, the physicians will deliver babies if a patient's physician is unable to be present. The OB-GYN hospitalist group will also be available to handle emergencies that may arise.

“This OB/GYN hospitalist program demonstrates St. John’s commitment to quality care and innovation," said Nirupama De Silva, MD, St. John OB/GYN hospitalist. "The program not only improves the quality of care for our patients, but also serves to continue the St. John tradition of leading the way in the overall care of women."

St. John’s OB/GYN hospitalist program is offered in partnership with Ob Hospitalist Group, which staffs and manages programs throughout the United States.

About St. John Center for Women’s Health

The St. John Center for Women’s Health offers a continuum of care designed to care for all the phases of a woman’s life. From welcoming a new baby to preventing and fighting disease with the latest technology and treatments, our Center’s multidisciplinary approach combines emphasis on education and prevention with all the state-of-the-art resources available at St. John.

Services at the St. John Center for Women’s Health include labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care and breast care. In addition, St. John offers gynecological services, including menopause, urinary incontinence, osteoporosis, female cancers and treatment for other gynecological conditions.

About St. John Health System

St. John Health System is an 85-year-old, not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system founded by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.

St John Health System owns or manages nine hospitals in Northeastern Oklahoma and Southern Kansas, including St. John Medical Center, St. John Owasso, St. John Broken Arrow, St. John Sapulpa, OSU Medical Center, Jane Phillips Medical Center, Sedan City Hospital and Nowata Hospital. Other subsidiaries of St. John Health System include OMNI Medical Group and Family Medical Care primary care physicians, St. John Physicians, Inc., a multi-specialty group physician practice; St. John Urgent Care Centers, St. John Villas Senior Living Centers and a medical complex in South Tulsa.

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