The Patient Transfer Center Process at Hartford Hospital

 How it Works
  • A physician calls the Transfer Center expressing interest in transferring a patient to Hartford Hospital.
  • The nurse at the Hartford Hospital Patient Transfer Center locates the appropriate Hartford Hospital attending physician on call and facilitates a recorded conference call among the referring doctor, accepting doctor and a Transfer Center nurse to establish a clinical picture.
  • A final decision on acceptance is based on overall capacity, census, OR cases, trauma and other pending transfers.

One Call Solves All

One call to the Hartford Hospital Transfer Center. A nurse will initiate the transfer process and ask for the following information:

  • Referring hospital name and phone number
  • Referring physician name and number
  • Patient name, age, diagnosis, and type of specialty care or service requested.
  • Insurance, eligibility, and authorization for transfer. (Note: This verification is waived for all patients who meet EMTALA criteria)