Medical Specialties - Good Samaritan

Facility Profile

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.

Site:  Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center 
Unit Name: 4 Center, Medical Specialties


Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Adult medical patients with a high population of renal, diabetes, pulmonary, and GI patients; Transplant unit for kidney and pancreas recipients and living related kidney donor patients
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
24/7
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
8 hour shifts; start times 0600, 1400, 2200
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  28
Average Daily Unit Census:  23
Average Length of Stay: 3 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Days/evenings - 6, Nights - 5
Skill Mix: 70% RN, 10% LPN, 20% CNA
Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
Varies: Days - 3:1 transplant; 4:1 RN only; 5:1 w/CNA; 7:1 w/ LPN; Evenings - 4-5:1 RN only; 7:1 w/ LPN; Nights - 5-6:1 RN only
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
Transplant Certification, CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) Certification