Your 24/7 transfer service for adult and pediatric patients
Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s Patient Transfer Center offers one convenient phone number to connect you to 24/7 transfer services for adult and pediatric patients. Our goal is to seamlessly streamline the transfer process from patient acceptance to patient discharge.
To transfer a patient, simply call (843) 522-7653 for around-the-clock assistance from our dedicated team of experienced nurses who serve as patient transfer coordinators. Please be prepared to provide:
Referring physician's name
Referring hospital's name
Service needed by patient
Patient’s basic condition
The patient transfer coordinator will then:
Notify referring facility of bed availability, or time estimation of next available bed.
Facilitate conversation between referring and accepting physicians.
Arrange for patient acceptance.*
Facilitate all admission requirements and coordinate bed arrangements.
* In the event that bed space is unavailable at BMH, the patient transfer coordinator will ascertain if referring facility wants to wait on next available bed.
NOTE: Transfer of patients is facilitated 24 hours a day. Non-emergent transfers are managed on a case-by- case basis.