(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – Dr. George Bailey, an OB/GYN hospitalist who works at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Ob Hospitalist Group.
Ob Hospitalist Group develops and manages on-site OB/GYN hospitalist programs for hospitals across the country, providing board certified physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Bailey, who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, is employed by Ob Hospitalist Group and provides OB/GYN services at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
“From the very first day of the program at YVMH in July 2013, Dr. George Bailey established a standard of close collaboration with nurses, physicians, colleagues and hospital administration,” says OBHG Regional Vice President of Operations Elizabeth Yanko. “In addition to being recognized for his excellent clinical and leadership skills at the hospital, he is a true champion of the patients he cares for.”
A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. OB/GYN hospitalists specialize in caring for mothers and infants while in the hospital.
Dr. Roger Rowles of Generations OB/GYN in Yakima says Bailey has done a superb job as the lead OB/GYN hospitalist at Memorial.
“He has emphasized safety and effective communication and has served as a mentor and educator for nurses, students and residents. He is unflappable in the busiest of times and maintains his good humor throughout,” Rowles says. “We all have significant improvement in our quality of life and sleep patterns, knowing he or one of his colleagues is taking care of our patients.”
Bailey earned his medical degree and completed his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University.