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Family Birth Center - 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:

Family Birth Center (FBC)



Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:


Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:


Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:


Average Daily Unit Census:

12 mothers & babies

Average Length of Stay:

2 days

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

9 Day shift; 6 Night shift

Skill Mix: 

80% RN, 20% Technician

Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

Labor patients 1:1; 1 RN for every 3 couplets; OB Techs help in all aspects

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

Fetal monitoring, NRP