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Newsroom: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Resources for Journalists

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health’s Media Relations staff is ready to serve journalists in developing and reporting on health care stories.

Journalists seeking comment from Dartmouth-Hitchcock providers, staff, or patients must contact Media Relations. Media Relations may be reached at (603) 653-1910 during business hours (8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday). After business hours (nights, weekends, and holidays), journalists should call the main Dartmouth-Hitchcock switchboard at (603) 650-5000 and ask for the Media Relations representative on-call, reachable on pager 6115.

Patient privacy is of utmost priority at Dartmouth-Hitchcock as well as at all Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health member organizations. In order to protect patient confidentiality within federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, all members of the news media must and will be escorted by a member of the Media Relations staff while visiting Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and all Dartmouth-Hitchcock outpatient clinics and facilities.

The media relations staff will also facilitate and staff telephone interviews with D-H providers and staff unless prior arrangements are made and agreed upon.

Read our Media Relations Policy (PDF).

Contacts

A member of the Media Relations team is always on call evenings, weekends and holidays. To reach Media Relations outside of regular business hours, call the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center main phone, (603) 650-5000 and ask for pager 6115.

Rick Adams
Senior Director, Media Relations
Office: (603) 653-1910
Mobile: (603) 359-2497
Email: clarence.r.adams.jr@hitchcock.org

Audra Burns
Media Relations Manager
Mobile: (603) 494-2179
Email: audra.burns@hitchcock.org

For the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, contact:

Derik Hertel
Director of Communications
Office: (603) 650-1211
Email: kenneth.d.hertel@dartmouth.edu

Patient interviews

At the discretion of the Media Relations staff, and in consultation with the patient’s medical care team, media requests for interviews are presented to patients and/or family members in a timely manner. Unless the medical staff deems an interview medically inappropriate, efforts will be made to accommodate media requests for interviews. To ensure patient privacy, we do not accommodate requests for in-room or bedside interviews with patients. Even if the patient themselves makes arrangements for an interview, it is still dependent on approval from the medical staff and Media Relations before final arrangements will be made.

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