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SOGH Featured in US News & World Report

SOGH President Elect, Dr. Tanner Colegrove, was interviewed for this article, Hospitals Ramping Up Round-the-Clock Staffing for Pregnancy Emergencies.  The full article is available online, and an excerpt of her contribution to the article is copied below:

"As a hospitalist, I see those low-volume, high-acuity [cases] with a lot more frequency, because I am on labor and delivery all the time," says Dr. Tanner Colegrove, medical director of the OB hospitalist program at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois.

"Above and beyond, what makes a hospitalist different, is the mindset of preparing and expecting emergencies," says Colegrove, who is the president-elect of the Society of OB-GYN Hospitalists, with about 550 member physicians. Much more than just a full-time hospital presence, she says, they offer highly honed skills in complex procedures like vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC.

SOGH 2016 Salary Survey Report Released

The SOGH 2016 Employment & Salary Survey is now available.  It is the only survey in the U.S. to gather information from those dedicated to improving outcomes for hospitalized women – OB/GYN hospitalists, certified nurse midwives, administrators, and generalists. The report includes comprehensive information, such as key demographics of professionals in the field, statistics related to annual number of deliveries per hospital, current skills utilized as a practicing hospitalist, compensation and benefit  information.  

A free copy of the report is available to all SOGH members by logging in and accessing the Resources section of the SOGH website.  Non-members interested in purchasing a copy may do so here.

SOGH Announces Vision 2020 Strategic Plan 

CLICK HERE to download a copy.  We are thrilled to share SOGH's first strategic plan, Vision 2020.

In January 2017, the Board of Directors of SOGH gathered in Las Vegas, NV to discuss the future of the society.  Through facilitated activities and collaborative discussions, members of the board immersed themselves in a study of the organization’s SWOT analysis and an outline of previous mission priorities.  Seeking to leverage the organization’s strengths and capitalize on current opportunities, the objectives and strategies outlined in this strategic plan emerged. 

Strength & Opportunity:
  • SOGH is the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the promotion and support of OB/GYN hospitalists. 
  • SOGH has a deep commitment to furthering our field and establishing this emerging sub-specialty. 
  • SOGH now has a professional staff and a dedicated Executive Director, which will enable growth and prosperity.
  • SOGH is committed to cultivating future leadership in Quality & Safety and promoting effective research to support that goal. 
  • SOGH has a strong history of dedicated volunteers and Board leadership. 
  • SOGH’s signature hands-on training and signature simulation courses at the Annual Clinical Meeting provide a one-of-a-kind educational experience. 
  • SOGH is well positioned to lead the charge in defining core competencies for the OB/GYN hospitalist. 
We are confident that SOGH is well positioned to lead the charge to make the hospitalist model the care standard for OB/GYN.  We are empowered by this vision and filled with hope that the work of the society’s board and members will be a catalyst for advancement and positive change in women’s healthcare.  

All time, energy, and resources over the next three years will be invested in making Vision 2020 a reality. 

Postpartum Care Basics for Maternal Safety From Birth to the Comprehensive Postpartum Visit - Tuesday, April 18th 

Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care will host "Postpartum Care Basics for Maternal Safety From Birth to the Comprehensive Postpartum Visit" with Dr. Sue Kendig and Dr. Alison Stuebe on Tuesday, April 18th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST.  Online registration available!

A Patient Safety Bundle is available for download and course objectives Include:

  • Provide an in-depth overview of the Postpartum Care Basics for Maternal Safety: From Birth to the Comprehensive Postpartum Visit Patient Safety Bundle.
  • Take a look at the processes, methods, and tools that were used to develop the bundle.
  • Give suggestions for how to effectively implement and utilize the bundle within your organization.
  • Identify resources to customize the bundle for use within your organization.  
An open Q&A session with the speakers will follow the presentation! 


SOGH Joins in Supporting the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017

The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) announces its support of the bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 (HR1318) that will strengthen states’ efforts in the prevention of maternal deaths and identify solutions to improve health care quality and outcomes for mothers. The Act will help states in establishing and expanding their mortality review efforts and promote national information sharing through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention so they can continue to learn from each other and collaborate as needed.  The full press release is available here


March 12-18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week

SOGH is proud to support the National Patient Safety Foundation's Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017.  We're working together for safe health care for every woman. We invite you to help us spread the #unitedforpatientsafety message this week and learn more about these important efforts online:

  • Find out what #AllForMoms is doing to improve maternal safety
  • Watch and learn more about the #AllForMoms effort here
  • Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care website and social media

Please find SOGH on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook where we'll be talking about Patient Safety Awareness Week and help us share this vital information by tagging all messages with #unitedforpatientsafety and #PSAW2017.

New SOGH Offices Announced

Please note our new address and contact information:

Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists
1061 E. Main Street

Suite 300
East Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: 847-752-5355


SOGH Appoints Dr. Meredith Morgan as Board President

At the recent SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting in Broomfield, CO on October 1, 2016, Dr. Meredith Morgan was elected as President of the SOGH Board of Directors for a one-year term.  He is medical director of L&D at Houston Methodist Hospital — Texas Medical Center, a U.S. News Honor Roll Hospital, serving as the managing physician of the OB/GYN hospitalist program there since 2005.  In addition, since 2008 Dr. Morgan has been the administrative physician of the program at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, an HCA  facility which does more than 11,000 deliveries per year. 

His academic affiliation is with Baylor College of Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Having been recognized by local, state, and national lay publications, he has been invited to list with Top Docs, Leading Physicians of the World, and Who's Who in American Business. As a founding member of SOGH, Dr. Morgan served as treasurer from inception until being voted President-Elect in 2015.  

Dr. Morgan replaces Dr. Brigid McCue who served the SOGH Board as President for two years.  Other appointments approved at the 2016 Annual Meeting included the election of Dr. Ngozi Wexler to the Board of Directors as well as the following officers: Dr. Tanner Colegrove, President-Elect, and Dr. Shefali Gandhi-List, Secretary.  A complete 2016-17 Board list can be found here.

2017 Annual Clinical Meeting Dates and Location Announced

The Board of Directors of the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists is excited to announce the 2017 Annual Clinical Meeting:

September 24-27, 2017
The Roosevelt Hotel
New Orleans, LA

This marks the 7th annual conference hosted by SOGH, which will include classes, lectures, panel discussions, simulations, surgical skills stations, and various networking opportunities for attendees.  Additional details will be uploaded to the Annual Conference page as it is confirmed

November SOGH Newsletter - Available Now!

An archive of the latest edition of the SOGH Newsletter is available for members here.

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