Patient Transfers and Consults

Patient Transfers and Consults

Inter-hospital transfer of patients requires a high degree of collaboration. Our trauma surgeons are available 24/7 for consultations and to facilitate the safe and rapid transport of your patients.

How to Transfer a Patient or obtain a Trauma Consult

To arrange a patient transfer or request a consult:

  • Call The Transfer Center at 253-792-6531. You will be asked to provide basic information about the patient you are sending, then you will be connected to the trauma surgeon. The transfer center will provide you with the phone number for the receiving hospital for the RN to RN report after acceptance.
  • Arrange for the appropriate level of transportation and personnel, and request a STAT transport. Our goal is to receive the patient within 60 minutes from the time the trauma surgeon accepts the patient.
  • Provide family members with directions, a map, and phone number of the receiving hospital.
  • Please make sure EMS calls with a patient report and ETA.
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