You want only the best care for you and your baby during birth, and so does Emory Decatur Hospital. With this in mind, Emory Decatur Women’s Center now offers an Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Hospitalist program to serve alongside our community OB/GYNs. Emory Decatur Hospital’s OB/GYN Hospitalists focus exclusively on providing care for women in labor and delivery. They are board certified, highly skilled in many birthing techniques, and are required to maintain professional standards and clinical performance.
Emory Decatur Hospitalists work seamlessly with our community’s OB/GYNs, family physicians, and certified nurse midwives to enhance the continuity of care for pregnant women, new mothers and their infants. This program underscores our commitment to providing the highest level of care in Women’s Services. Hospitalists contribute to our position of being “With You” as we support your wishes through carefully evaluated birth plans, and many natural birthing options.
If your Emory physician is unavailable or delayed, our professional hospitalists will take care of you and answer any questions you have – keeping in contact with your obstetrician to know the particulars of your birth. Anesthesiology is also included — available around the clock — ensuring women in labor won’t have to wait for pain relief, if needed. Additionally, our hospitalists can assume care if the patient does not have their own obstetrician, ensuring you are never alone in this process.
While these hospitalists are an important addition to the staff of Emory Decatur Hospital, they are not a replacement for your personal OB/GYN. Rather, they will act as a safety net for private practice obstetricians, as well as necessary backup at irregular hours. Emory’s new Hospitalist program means that no matter what happens along your birthing journey, an experienced Emory Decatur OB/GYN will be With You All the Way.