The department goal is to accommodate all community needs related to pregnancy except tertiary care. Effective and well-defined transport procedures assure that Level III patient needs are immediately accommodated.
FBBC consists of the following:
- 11 Private Rooms, Postpartum Area
- 5 Beds Neonatal Holding Nursery
- 2 Bed Level II Nursery
- 5 Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms
- 1 Traditional Labor/Observation Room
- 1 Surgical Cesarean Birth Room
The nursery is equipped for Level I and Level II neonatal care. All neonates requiring ventilator support must be transferred to a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Ventilator support is provided until the transport team arrives. Nursery care standards at Uniontown Hospital are researched and supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and their recommended guidelines.
The Labor/Delivery Suite provides a Level II type service, encompassing nearly all of the community’s obstetrical needs. The surgical delivery room is utilized for complex vaginal birth cases and all cesarean birth cases.
Every nurse working in FBBC is nationally certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and STABLE (Sugar/Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support) for the care of babies and AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring for the care of mothers.
FBBC also collaborates regularly with Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh for consultation and as a transfer center for tertiary care if a patient’s needs are beyond the scope of FBBC.
In medical intensive care situations, the obstetrical staff provides the obstetrical needs in the Intensive Care Unit, while the Intensive Care staff manages the medical condition.
With obstetrical intensive care situations, the patient is managed by the staff in the Labor/Delivery Suite, and transferred to a tertiary care center, if the patients care need exceeds department resources.