Orange County’s First Hospital with an Emergency Department for Expectant Mothers
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – August 27, 2014 – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian debuted a four-room Obstetrics
Emergency Department (OB-ED) in its Newport Beach location earlier this
year to provide continuity of care and quick treatment for pregnant women
over 16 weeks of gestation. The OB-ED has three full-time and two part-time
laborists – an obstetrician who works full-time in a hospital –
and two nurses to ensure expert care is available around the clock for
expectant mothers in need of immediate care.
This service contributes to a growing trend nationwide that helps increase
access to specialists and improves patient outcomes.
“Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is honored to be the first hospital
in Orange County to create an Emergency Department specifically for Obstetrics,”
said Allyson Brooks, M.D. executive medical director of the Hoag Women’s
Health Institute. “Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are
able to provide enhanced coverage and a critical safety net to pregnant
women in the community.”
Since its opening, over 200 patients per month have presented to Hoag’s
OB-ED for complications of pregnancy including diabetes, preeclampsia,
bleeding, etc. and evaluation and treatment of conditions such as nausea,
vomiting, headache, and urinary tract infections.
The OB-ED is located on the 5th floor of the Sue and Bill Gross Women’s
Pavilion at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.hoag.org.
About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery
network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 24,000 inpatients
and 362,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals,
six health centers, and six urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport
Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine,
which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend
of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized
services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences,
women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate,
Hoag Orthopedic Institute. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with
St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange
County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named
one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report
Metro Edition and received the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s
Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for
Patient Experience. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as
Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 18 consecutive
years and, for an unprecedented 18 years, residents of Orange County have
chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey.
Visit www.hoag.org for more information.