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FORT WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

DIRECT ADMISSIONS

Just a phone call away…301-203-2978

Fort Washington Medical Center’s Direct Admissions allows patients to be admitted without having to go through the Emergency Room. Direct admission patients are sent to the hospital directly by you when their health condition requires it. With one call you can admit your patients to FWMC in less than 15 minutes.

OUR PROCESS

STEP 1: Contact Fort Washington Medical Center at 301-203-2978. Our dedicated staff will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.

STEP 2: Fort Washington Medical Center staff will verify bed availability and clinical appropri­ateness of admission. Our case management team will work with your team to ensure that this is a smooth process for your patients. They will be resource for both you and your patient.

STEP 3: Your case manager will directly connect you with Fort Washington Medical Center’s Hospitalist so that you can to discuss the patient’s condition and determine if the patient is appropriate for admission.*

STEP 4: Once it has been determined that your patient will be admitted to Fort Washington Medical Center, we will begin the pre-registration process with you or you team. You can fax additional patient information to 301-203-2057. This can include insurance infor­mation, a copy of the patient’s most recent visit summary and medication list.

STEP 5: Upon your patient’s arrival a member from the Fort Washington Medical Center’s admissions team will meet them, complete registration, and escort them to their room.

FWMC BENEFITS EVERYONE

BENEFITS TO PATIENTS:

  • Convenience
  • No need to wait in the ED for evaluation and bed placement
  • Immediate bedding to the floor

BENEFITS TO PROVIDERS:

  • Improve the continuity of patient care
  • Enhance collaboration between healthcare providers
*Not all patients are eligible for the Direct Admission program. Click here to view the full criteria list.

Hear it from Our Patients

Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard