Athens Regional Medical Center Partners With OB Hospital Group to Offer New Emergency OB/GYN Services

ATHENS, Ga., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On March 5, 2013 Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Athens, GA opened their new Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED).  The OBED which is staffed and managed by the Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), headquartered in Mauldin, SC will have up to six beds to provide emergent OB/GYN medical care.  This new department will be staffed with Board Certified OB/GYN physicians, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This ensures each patient that presents to the ARMC labor and delivery department or emergency room will be treated by a physician.  The team of OB/GYN hospitalists includes: Drs. Alphonzo Overstreet, Carlo Lee, Vincent Scott, David Spielvogel, Ruby Cheves, Larisa Pearlman and Cassie Campbell

Patient safety and satisfaction is the primary objective of every OBHG program, as a result of this program, ARMC patients will now have the following advantages:

  • OB/GYN physician on-site coverage 24 hours day, 365 days a year
  • Reduced wait times and patient transfers
  • Consistent care for unassigned or uninsured patients
  • Rapid response for emergency care

OBHG is the nation's leading provider of OB/GYN hospitalist services with more than 45 programs across the nation and partnering with new hospitals every day.  In 2012 alone our Board Certified OB/GYN hospitalists have:

  • Had 128,886 patient interactions which otherwise may not have been handled by a physician
  • Successfully managed over 5,092 high-risk encounters
  • Delivered 11,038 babies, 517 of which were life-threatening emergencies
  • Supported private physicians in over 7,080 surgical assists

About Athens Regional Health System
Athens Regional Health System is one of Northeast Georgia's largest health care systems. Comprised of an acute care facility with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a quality network of physicians and specialists, a health maintenance organization and a home health agency, Athens Regional is a progressive health care system committed to excellence and dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of our communities.

About Ob Hospitalist Group
Ob Hospitalist Group, founded in 2006 by Dr. Chris Swain, leads the industry in developing and managing 24/7 in-house OB/GYN hospitalist programs. With our unparalleled commitment to elevate the quality and safety of women's healthcare by delivering specialized services. We have developed a unique, financially viable OB/GYN hospitalist program that benefits everyone involved: private physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and, most importantly, our patients. Currently, Ob Hospitalist Group has more than 45 programs across the nation. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Jill Greywolfe Ob Hospitalist Group, 864.908.3524,

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