Media Relations Media Relations Team Contact Main Public Relations and Marketing Line: (859) 301-6300 or (859) 301-6315 Media Relations can Provide The media relations team is available to respond to journalists' inquiries and requests. In addition to providing news releases and health tips, we also provide photographs and digital images, interview scheduling, location for on-site radio taping or remote interviewing, and obtain all necessary permission. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Addressing Specific Topics Our media relations team will make every effort to accommodate your request. Often times, we can find an expert on any type of health-related topic. Please contact our public relations team at (859) 301-6300 or (859) 301-6315. Scheduling an Interview with a Physician or Other Employee of St. Elizabeth Healthcare The St. Elizabeth Healthcare media relations team provides assistance to news reporters, photographers and video crews who wish to arrange phone interviews or in-person sessions with St. Elizabeth physicians, staff and patients. We find that our assistance, whether in arranging a simple phone conversation or an elaborate video shoot, makes the interaction go much more smoothly for all involved. Our assistance and presence is required for any visits by members of the media to all St. Elizabeth Healthcare facilities. Gaining Access to a Patient for an Interview and/or Photo When the media wants to interview or photograph a patient, our media relations representative coordinates with the appropriate hospital staff to ensure the patient is physically and emotionally capable. The media relations representative must obtain the patient's permission in advance. If the patient is a minor, permission must be obtained from the parent or legal guardian. Media representatives will be accompanied by a St. Elizabeth Healthcare media relations professional at all times while in the hospital. Obtaining a Condition Report on a St. Elizabeth Healthcare Patient Due to patient confidentiality requirements, members of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare public relations team are available to provide one-word condition reports on current patients being treated at our facilities. Additional information on those patients, and any information on other patients, is only released as permitted by patients and their families. For a condition on a St. Elizabeth Healthcare patient, call (859) 301-6300, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For a patient condition after hours or on weekends, call the St. Elizabeth Healthcare operators at (859) 301-2000 and ask to page the media relations team member on call. A St. Elizabeth Healthcare media relations team member is on call 24/7. Calling After Hours Reporters calling before or after regular business hours should call (859) 301-2000 and ask the operator to page the media relations representative on-call.