Transfer A Patient

As the largest healthcare provider in southwest Louisiana with the most physician specialists, there are times when transfers to Memorial Hospital are of critical need. All transfers must first be arranged doctor-to-doctor . Once you have arranged the transfer to a Memorial Doctor, the House Supervisor can help facilitate the transfer. Phone Number: 337-480-8430.

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Things to Know:

  • Admit orders are not needed to transfer a patient from your emergency department to Memorial's Emergency Department.
    Phone Number: 337-494-3036
  • Admit orders from a Memorial physician are needed to transfer a patient from your emergency department to Memorial for an inpatient admission.
  • Admit orders from a Memorial physician are needed to transfer a patient from your hospital inpatient admission to a Memorial inpatient admission

The House Supervisor (Phone Number: 337-480-8430) can help:

  • Facilitate the details necessary for transfer, including any paperwork and medical documents that Memorial will need
  • Coordinate nursing unit and bed arrangements for the patient

Outside facilities can help ensure patient identification by faxing the patient's demographics or face sheet immediately to 337-494-2956

Our goals are to:

  • Provide comprehensive service for physicians wishing to access Memorial services
  • Use a multidisciplinary approach to quickly evaluate transfers
  • Expedite appropriate patient transfers
  • Limit potential financial liability on the part of patients and their families