The Communications and Public Relations Department at Virginia Mason is the official contact for all media requests. Media relations services include interview scheduling and medical experts, patient interview requests, photography coordination, and provision of press releases and media materials.
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Media Relations Manager
Vice President, Communications and Public Policy
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Associate Director, Communications and Public Relations
Cassel Crag Building
1218 Terry Ave., D1-PR
Seattle, WA 98101
Fax: (206) 223-6706
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Requests for Interviews and Photographs
Contact a media relations manager to conduct an interview or take photographs at Virginia Mason. Members of the news media must be accompanied at all times while on medical center grounds.
Virginia Mason has experts who are available to speak about medical topics, scientific and clinical research, health issues and programs. Call a media relations manager for assistance.
Release of Patient Information
Patient confidentiality and privacy is not only our commitment to patients, but required by law under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Information about the condition of a patient may be released only if the inquiry specifically contains the patient's first and last name. A patient, or the person authorized to give consent, can opt out of providing information altogether. Please read the Washington State Hospital Association Guide for Cooperation for an explanation of the terms that are used to describe patient conditions and injuries, and for information about the federal laws that govern hospitals' release of patient information to media.