No more calling around to individual hospitals! One central phone number admits your patient to any of our Virginia Mason Franciscan Health hospitals. If no Franciscan beds are available, we will locate a bed at another hospital in the community for your patient.
Streamlined patient placement and communications ensures your patient gets a bed at the right Franciscan hospital with the right level of care. He or she will be seen by a Franciscan Inpatient Team (FIT) provider or appropriate specialist.
Staffed around the clock by highly skilled, registered nurses trained in patient placement. All calls are made on a recorded line for quality assurance.
The FPPC service is available for direct admissions and patient transfers into:
St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way
St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood
St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw
St. Anne Hospital, Burien
St. Michael Medical Center, Silverdale
We help coordinate the admission and/or transfer of your patients including:
The FPPC will not coordinate admission or transfer for some circumstances. Please continue to use existing contact protocols for the following:
Step 1: Before calling, please have ready:
Step 2: Call 855-396-3772 and an FPPC nurse will perform the initial intake. If the line is busy, please leave a message with your call back information and an FPPC nurse will call you as soon as possible.
Step 3: We will arrange and document your handoff communications with an accepting physician.
Step 4: We assign a hospital and a bed for your patient.
Download a PDF FPPC service information flyer for your staff.
All members of the patient placement team are highly experienced registered nurses trained in patient placement.
Our goal is three-fold: to make it easier for you and your staff to locate an inpatient bed for your patient, to improve handoff communications, and to improve the overall patient experience by providing a stress-free transition to the hospital setting.