I was transported by Bainbridge island Ambulance from Virgina Mason Winslow, direct admit to Virgina Mason Seattle, CICU (Cardiac intensive care unit) . Instead of using the med channel they normally use to communicate with a hospital, the paramedic communicated with the hospital by cell phone. Is this a common practice for direct admit patients? I know I've heard Bainbridge ambulance communicate with area hospitals on med channels. So I am just curious.