For Health Care Professionals
Urgent transfers of stroke patients
To transfer a stroke patient to Swedish Medical Center, please call the Swedish Admission Call Center at 866-470-4BED (4233). The Admission Call Center offers you a simple, streamlined transfer process to secure an appropriate bed for your patient. Calling the Admission Call Center ensures our receiving staff have the information and orders they need to assume responsibility for your patient’s hospital care.
Outpatient Consults and Referrals
Patients can be scheduled at the Stroke Clinic by calling 206-320-FAST (3278).
The following Swedish neurologists are available for clinical consultation and follow-up stroke care.
Todd Czartoski, M.D., Chief of Neurology
Shiela Smith, M.D., Stroke Program Medical Director
Continuing Medical Education
The Swedish Neuroscience Institute, in conjunction with Swedish Medical Center, hosts multiple seminars and symposiums that provide up-to-date information about therapeutic, treatment, management and research advancements in the various neuroscience subspecialties.
Included in the SNI continuing medical education schedule is the annual Murdock Lecture Series – a four-part lecture series presented both in person and on line each year in November – February.
Learn more about the online Murdock Stroke Lecture Series.
The SNI also hosts the Swedish Neuroscience Institute Grand Rounds monthly on the first and third Thursdays. Learn more about SNI Grand Rounds.
Additional online educational resources for health-care professionals that may not qualify for CME credit include a recorded presentation on Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation by Todd Czartoski, M.D. , medical director of the Swedish Neurohospitalist Program.
Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Learn more about Swedish Continuing Medical Education and courses sponsored by the Swedish Neuroscience Institute.
Our stroke team
For stroke survivors
Signs of a stroke
F – Face:
Ask the patient to smile. Does one side droop?
A – Arms:
Does one arm fall down when the patient holds both arms up?
S – Speech:
Is the patient’s speech slurred or garbled?
T – Time:
If you suspect stroke, time is critical. Call 911 immediately.
Classes and Events
One Patient's Story
How you can help
Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.