Highlights of Past Year
After the dust settled we admitted our first patient on Aug. 15th, 2011. Since then have admitted over 115 patients, including treating patients from Iowa, Washington, DC, Florida and South Carolina and fielding referrals from many other states.
Average length of stay is 9.73 days with a mean of 7 during the last 3 months. This is consistent with overall year’s data.
Experienced 3 weeks at steady census of 5 patients in May 2012
Data collection has evidence of improved outcome measures in patient’s report in areas of depression and anxiety.
Continuing Education of Staff
Currently have 5 core staff – 1 RN certified in advanced fetal monitoring; 6 RN’s certified in basic fetal monitoring.
5 RN’s have completed 40 hours of advanced clinical shadowing and monitoring
July 2011 – NPR spot that put our name on the map
August 2011 – Daily Tar Heel, News and Observer, Huffington Post, CNN
October 2011 – Time Healthland Magazine
November 2011- Nurse Magazine
October 2011 – Nurse Manager received award from Nurse Director group for opening of perinatal unit
April 2012- Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody – named one of the Triangle’s top Ten women in Medicine and also named Sanders Clinical Scholar.
Summer 2012 – DeeDee Fryer – recognized as a UNC Plus Person in the Growth Pillar for achievements on the perinatal unit.
September 18th 2012 – Facebook Chat with Dr. Meltzer -Brody
October 2012 – ANCC Magnet presentation by Lynne Burns, Nurse manager
October 2012 – Marce Society presentation by Dr. Meltzer-Brody
November 2012- APNA presentation by DeeDee Fryer & Chris Raines