Obstetrics Emergency Department
Expert Emergency Care for Women
CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview is home to the first and only 24/7 Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB ED) in East Texas. Our team is dedicated to caring for women facing unexpected pregnancy and post delivery issues. Our OB ED allows hospital based OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists) to focus on providing exceptional care to patients in the hospital, as well as emergency care to those arriving in Labor and Delivery.
We want mothers who are experiencing complications to be seen right away by an in-house, board-certified OB/GYN, who can provide care until the patient's own doctor can evaluate the mother and baby’s condition. Our hospitalist physicians work with your primary OB/GYN provider to give immediate care and help make decisions about hospital admission or discharge.
Board certified physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology are in the hospital 24 hours per day, 7 days per week along with anesthesiologists and neonatologists from Longview’s first and most experienced level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
What could bring an expectant mother to the OB ED?
- Pain/Bleeding in early pregnancy
- Pre-term labor
- Pelvic pain
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Urological conditions, such as bladder infections or urinary tract infections
- Conditions related to high- risk pregnancy (example: high blood pressure)
What could bring a postpartum woman to the OB ED?
- Drainage from a C-Section wound
- Increased vaginal bleeding
Our Emergency Room Team
We’re focused on mother-baby centered care and comfort featuring:
- Board Certified OB-GYN physicians
- Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Neonatal CPR-certified nurses specially trained
- Neonatal Respiratory Therapists specially trained
- Lactation Specialist and support
- Advanced Infant Security System
Visiting the OB ED
An OB Emergency Department (OBED) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and continuously staffed by Board Certified OB/GYN physicians (hospitalists).
Patients coming to the OB Emergency Department should enter through the main ER entrance. Patients will be subject to Emergency Department copays. Copays will vary and are based on your plan benefits.
In the event that your physician is not available, OB hospitalists can examine you, evaluate the progress of your labor, review test results and fetal heart rate tracings. They will address any evolving issues and provide you and your baby with a safe delivery.
The OB Emergency Department is just one more way CHRISTUS Good Shepherd is dedicated to caring for women and our tiniest patients.