Family Birth Center - Salmon Creek

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 Salmon Creek Hospital 
Unit Name:  Family Birth Center (FBC) 
   
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:   OB & GYN
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open  24/7 
Shift Length Worked & Start Times  12 hour shifts, 0600 & 1800 
Number of Licensed Patient Beds  30 - adding 16 more adult beds Fall 2009 
Average Daily Unit Census:  31 
Average Length of Stay  2-4 days 
Number RNs Working Each Shift  Days - 17; Nights - 10 
Skill Mix:  Mostly RNs with OB Tech, Perioperative techs and secretaries on days 
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment  Laboring patients 1:1, Post-partum couplets 4:1 and GYN 5-6:1 
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:  Fetal monitoring every 2 years, NRP 
Comments:  Mandatory ongoing unit education and monthly unit meetings