MultiCare Patient Transfer Center

Faster, Easier Direct Patient Transfers & Admits

MultiCare Patient Transfer Center is a system-wide, standard process for patient transfers and direct admits in order to improve patient safety and satisfaction, provide a better experience for providers, and to create a more seamless process for patients, families, and providers.

The MultiCare Patient Transfer Center Process

1.Transferring/admitting providers or facilities will call one of two numbers:

  • MultiCare Patient Transfer Center for adult patients:
    855-MHS-3030 (855-647-3030)
  • MultiCare Mary Bridge Patient Transfer Center for pediatric patients:
    855-MHS-1010 (855-647-1010)

2. These numbers are answered 24/7 by dedicated RN staff.

3. Patient Transfer Center RN discusses patient needs with sending provider/hospital to acquire all necessary information.

4. RN ends call with sending provider then calls/pages relevant receiving physician. It is anticipated that the receiving physician will be able to return calls/pages in less than 5 minutes.

5. Receiving physician responds to call/page and Patient Transfer Center RN coordinates a conference call between sending and receiving entities for physician-to-physician hand-off.

6. Once a transfer decision has been made the Patient Transfer Center RN confirms transfer location to sending provider/hospital, and notifies the receiving hospital that the patient is coming.

Who Does MultiCare Patient Transfer Center Apply To?

MultiCare Patient Transfer Center* will apply to any direct admit or acute transfer patient who meets the following criteria:

  • Is a direct admit into a MultiCare facility
  • Is an acute inpatient transfer between MultiCare facilities
  • Is an acute transfer from a non-system hospital to MultiCare

Exceptions: During the first phase of implementation, the following patients will not fall under the scope of the MultiCare Patient Transfer Center process:

  • Trauma patients
  • Code Stemi
  • NICU
  • OB patients for OB services

Questions? Contact:

Gail Reed, RN, MSN-Interim Director, MHS Patient Transfer Center, [email protected] or 253-876-8311

*MultiCare Patient Transfer Center Applies to All MultiCare Hospitals