Emergency Services - Meridian Park

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.


Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Unit Name:

Emergency Services (ED)



Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

Emergency services for all ages, all types of illnesses and injuries

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:


Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

8 & 12 hour shifts

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:

25, including ambulatory and pediatric units

Average Daily Unit Census:

102 patients per day

Average Length of Stay:

Variable; 2 hours for admitted patients

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

Minimum 4 (night shift), maximum 10 (days,evenings) including charge nurse 24/7

Skill Mix: 

RNs, ED Technicians, unit secretary

Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

RNs are not given room assignments, all are expected to carry full loads pending situation

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

ACLS, PALS, ENPC, TNCC/TEAM certifications