Foundation Program Sites
Participating Hospitals

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

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center – Vancouver

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Kittitas Valley HealthCare – Ellensburg

Mid-Valley Hospital

Multicare Auburn Medical Center – Auburn

Multicare Deaconness Hospital – Spokane

Olympic Medical Center – Port Angeles, WA

Overlake Medical Center – Bellevue

PeaceHealth SW Medical Center – Vancouver

Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett

Revised: January 2024

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center – Spokane

Providence St. Peter Hospital – Olympia

Saint Elizabeth Hospital – Enumclaw

Saint Joseph Medical Center - Tacoma

Saint Michael Medical Center – Silverdale

Samaritan Healthcare – Moses Lake

Skagit Valley Hospital – Mt. Vernon

The Vancouver Clinic – Vancouver

UW Montlake Medical Center – Seattle

UW Northwest Hospital – Northgate

UW Valley Medical Center – Renton

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – Seattle

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