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Family Birth Center - Emanuel

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 Emanuel Medical Center

Unit Name:

Family Birth Center

Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

Postpartum, antepartum, normal newborn, GYN

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:


Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

8 & 12 hour shifts, 0700 start

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:


Average Daily Unit Census:

30 including babies

Average Length of Stay:

2-4 days for mother/baby

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

12-13 Days, 9-10 Evenings, 8-9 Nights

Skill Mix: 

RN, OB Technicians, Perioperative Technicians

Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

RN may have individual patient assignment or be teamed with OB Tech

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

Fetal monitoring, NRP