Fredericksburg, VA (Oct. 1, 2019) - Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has officially opened its Obstetrics (OB) Emergency Department, a separate triage and care space that allows for a dedicated, specialized staff to be available for women who are expecting and in need of emergent care. With the opening of the OB Emergency Department, the hospital also launched its OB Hospitalist program that ensures that specialty trained physicians are on site 24/7.

"Our primary concern in emergent situations is to provide the best care possible to our patients as efficiently as possible" said Kim Jarrelle R.N., chief nursing officer of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. "For a pregnant women that means providing the specialized experience of an obstetrician no matter the day or time."

To enhance their current maternal care and emergency department services, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has partnered with OB Hospitalist Group, LLC, a nationwide specialist in the development, staffing, and management of hospital-based OB/GYN practices. The board-certified OB physicians of the OB Hospitalist Group will provide 24/7 in-house coverage at the hospital. These physicians are focused solely on caring for patients in the hospital, rather than those in an outpatient setting. They work closely with the patient's primary OB/GYN to enhance the coordination of care and improve patient safety during the emergent situation.

"This is truly an exciting time," said David McKnight, chief executive officer of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. "This partnership allows us to continue to raise the bar on top quality care in our community."

Pregnant women who need emergent care can access the OB Emergency Department through the hospital's existing Emergency Department. OB medical emergencies are assessed and taken to the OB triage area to receive care from the onsite OB Hospitalists.

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About Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center…__As part of the commonwealth's most comprehensive provider network, HCA Healthcare, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is a 133 bed acute care facility serving the greater Fredericksburg Region. Employing more than 750 full-time and part-time staff, the hospital operates as a for-profit corporation that combines sophisticated technology with personalized care. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Primary PCI - Chest Pain Center, and is a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure, Pancreatitis, Respiratory Failure, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gynecologic Procedures and Vaginal Deliveries._ _Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has also received Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places the hospital among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals_ _reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades