The Family Maternity Center (FMC) care team and our patients would like to extend a big thank you to all who supported the 2016 Evergreen Gala. Proceeds from the 2016 Evergreen Gala funded a new fleet of wireless fetal monitors for EvergreenHealth’s Family Maternity Center.
The wireless technology allows mothers laboring at EvergreenHealth to move freely during labor with greater peace of mind and less risk of disrupting the fetal monitor, which helps track the baby’s vital signs. The freedom of mobility has been shown to help with fetal descent, fetal positioning and naturally increases labor progression.
After testing a series of brands and models, assessing patient and staff needs, and listening to staff input, the FMC selected a wireless monitoring system by Phillips.
According to Carolyn Short, RN in the FMC, using a single brand of monitoring equipment helps improve patient safety and promotes ease of use among nursing staff.
“I believe I speak for a lot of the nursing staff on FMC when I say we are very
excited to receive these great new monitors and we are very happy with our
decision to go with Philips,” Short added.