As another added layer of safety, St. Elizabeth offers board certified OB/GYN hospitalists. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital. If your physician is not present when you arrive at Labor and Delivery, our board-certified OB/GYN hospitalists are available to all expectant mothers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are the first in Lincoln to make hospital-based obstetricians, called OB/GYN hospitalists, available to all expectant mothers.
OB hospitalists work as an extension and not in place of your personal provider. Your provider is always in charge of your care.
Our OB/GYN hospitalists offer you quality care and peace of mind. If an emergency occurs, the OB/GYN hospitalist can provide expert care for mom and baby while maintaining close communication with you, your family and physician. An OB/GYN Hospitalist can:
- Evaluate the progress of your labor
- Review test results and fetal heart tracings
- Stay on top of any problems that may be evolving
- Ensure a safe delivery for you and your baby
- Coordinate care with your physician