Foundation Program Sites
Participating Hospitals

As of August 2021, the following hospitals are participating, to varying degrees, in the Smooth Transitions™ QI Program.  Some have only received initial presentations. Others have gone on to implement several of the program’s key recommendations, including: forming a Perinatal Transfer Committee, adopting transfer protocols, meeting regularly with community-based midwives to identify areas for improvement, and participating in both qualitative and quantitative data collection.  A number have expressed interest in protected, confidential, interdisciplinary case reviews.

Contact the Smooth Transitions Program Coordinator ( for the most current information about the status of the program at the facilities listed below:

  • Cascade Valley Hospital – Arlington
  • Evergreen Health Medical Center – Kirkland
  • Jefferson Healthcare – Port Townsend
  • Kittitas Valley HealthCare – Ellensburg
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center – Vancouver
  • Multicare Auburn Medical Center – Auburn
  • Multicare Deaconness Hospital – Spokane
  • Overlake Medical Center – Bellevue
  • PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center – Bellingham
  • PeaceHealth SW Medical Center – Vancouver
  • Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center – Spokane
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital – Olympia
  • Saint Elizabeth Hospital – Enumclaw
  • Saint Michael Medical Center – Silverdale
  • Samaritan Healthcare – Moses Lake
  • Skagit Valley Hospital – Mt. Vernon
  • UW Montlake Medical Center – Seattle
  • UW Northwest Hospital – Northgate
  • UW Valley Medical Center – Renton
  • The Vancouver Clinic – Vancouver
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital – Yakima

“As an OB hospitalist, I am on the frontline and the most likely to receive a transfer from the midwives. Having a personal connection has proven invaluable and I can’t say enough about how much the communication established through the Smooth Transitions Program has helped with safe transfers of patients to our facility. We recently had a meeting at the nearest freestanding midwifery birth center which included labor and delivery nursing administration, charge nurses, and OB hospitalists, including our site director. We toured their beautiful facility, they showed us their triage, the birthing rooms, their safety equipment, the options they had available for medications. We then sat down as a group, did some myth busting, discussed some hard topics, and really gained an understanding of the barriers from all perspectives. It was one of the best team building experiences of my career.”  Shannon Bailey, MD FACOG, MBA-HCM, OBHG, Overlake Hospital/VMC/St. Michael Medical Center