Dr. Holly S. Puritz, has been in private practice since 1987  with the Group for Women and still loves delivering babies.

Holly Puritz, MDShe graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed residency in OB/GYN at Eastern Virginia Medical School,where she is on the Clinical Faculty. She is President of her practice, a position she has held since 2007. She is currently the Medical Director for Labor and Delivery at Sentara Leigh Hospital where The Group practices and serves on the Women’s Health Advisory Group for which is tasked with improving patient safety on labor and delivery units. She is involved with the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, currently serving as Chair for the Virginia Section, state legislative chair and is a member of ACOG’s PAC Governing Committee. Dr. Puritz also serves on the Health Commissioners Task Force for Infant Mortality in Virginia as well as the newly formed Virginia Department of Health Immunization Advisory Committee. She is a founding board member of Sentara Quality Care Network, a statewide ACO and chairs their contracting committee.

Dr. Puritz was recognized by the Medical Society of Virginia in 2013 with a Salute to Service Award for her statewide work with the March of Dimes and the Virginia Hospital Association in successful effort to help all maternity hospitals limit early elective inductions.  She has lectured nationally and contributed a book chapter on patient safety and starting a safety program at community hospitals. She has recently been honored with ACOG’s district IV Outstanding Faculty Award and has been Top Doc in Hampton Roads for the last 10 years.

She and her husband, Dr. Steve Wohlgemuth, have a son and a daughter, both of whom have followed their parents into the health field.

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