For Healthcare 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).

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 online each year in November–February. Learn more about the online Murdock Stroke Lecture Series

SNI also hosts the Swedish Neuroscience Institute Grand Rounds monthly on the first and third Thursdays. Learn more about SNI Grand Rounds. 

The Swedish Cerebrovascular Symposium is held annually in the month of May. CME archives can be found here Swedish Cerebrovascular Symposium.

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.

Stroke Simulation

Medical professionals from across the state of Washington gathered at Swedish’s Cherry Hill campus for a mock stroke event. The idea behind the event is to make sure that everyone is trained on best practices in caring for stroke patients. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.