Services

Obstetrical (OB) Hospitalist Program

Memorial OB Hospitalists

Memorial’s Obstetrical (OB) Hospitalist Program offers the care and safety that you, your baby and your family will need for a healthy start to your life together.

Around the Clock OB Physician Availability

Memorial’s OB hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you and your baby in having a safe labor, delivery and post-delivery experience—no matter the time of day or night.

Backup Support for Your OB Doctor

If you are under the care of an OB physician in the community, our OB hospitalists will provide backup support should a need arise and your OB physician is unavailable. They will communicate with your OB physician and work in partnership with him or her to take care of you.

Emergency Need for OB Doctor

If you come to Memorial with an obstetrical emergency, or if you don’t have an established OB provider, you will have access to expert care immediately when you arrive at MMC for your labor and delivery. Our OB hospitalists are highly skilled in a variety of delivery techniques and are experts at providing emergency care.

Expert OB Care

The expert care and attention you need is always available with our OB hospitalist program. OB hospitalists can:

  • evaluate the progress of your labor
  • review test results and fetal heart rate tracings
  • monitor any problems
  • answer questions you or a family member may have

Questions and More Information

If you want to know more about the OB Hospitalist Program at Memorial, or have any questions about our Family Maternity Suites, please call 217-788-3280 or submit your question online.

Meet our OB Hospitalists

Highly experienced, board-certified obstetricians on-site at Memorial Medical Center:

OB Hospitalist Barry Slotky, MD

Dr. Barry Slotky, Team Lead


Dr. Barry Slotky is a board-certified OB/GYN licensed in IL, MI, MO, OK and SC. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his OB/GYN residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Slotky is an experienced OB hospitalist and will serve as OB Hospitalist Team Lead at Memorial, a role he most recently held at Cox Health in Springfield, MO.


OB Hospitalist James Gildner, MD

Dr. James Gildner


Dr. James Gildner is a board-certified OB/GYN licensed in IL. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Southern IL University School of Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. Dr. Gildner is an experienced obstetrician having been in private practice in Springfield, IL for 27 years.


OB Hospitalist John Leno, MD

Dr. John Leno


Dr. John Leno is a board-certified OB/GYN licensed in IL and IA. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of WI—Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and completed his OB/GYN residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. He is an experienced obstetrician having been in private practice for the past 30 years.


OB Hospitalist Thomas McCaffrey, MD

Dr. Thomas McCaffrey


Dr. Thomas McCaffrey is a board-certified OB/ GYN licensed in KY, MO and IL. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of MO— Columbia School of Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Dr. McCaffrey is an experienced OB hospitalist, most recently practicing at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, KY.