Jennifer Castaldo, associate chief nurse executive and clinical director,
maternal child health services and James Barber, MD, cut the ribbon for
the new OBED at Huntington Hospital.
(from left-right) James Macer, MD, Laura Sirott, MD, Patrick Sutton, MD
and Paula Verrette, MD, senior vice president quality and physician services
attend the opening of Huntington Hospital’s OBED.
Huntington Memorial Hospital's Maternal Child Health Services recently
celebrated the grand opening of the new OBED. An OBED is an emergency
department area dedicated solely to obstetrical patients presenting to
the hospital for care. In an OBED, pregnant women are rapidly seen and
evaluated by a board certified obstetrician. Within 30-minutes, a medical
screening is performed, and the patient’s disposition determined.
Huntington Hospital’s OBED is staffed 24/7 by the board certified
OB laborists program.
Huntington Hospital’s OBED and laborist program was a vision shared
by Paula Verrette, MD, senior vice president, quality and physician services
and James Macer, MD, board certified OB/GYN. Because of their dedication,
and the commitment of the entire Maternal Child Health Services department,
Huntington Hospital patients now have immediate access to the best obstetric
surgical care possible for emergency life-saving surgeries for mother and baby.