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Media Policy 

To effectively welcome the media to KishHealth System, the Marketing & Public Relations Department has established the following guidelines for arranging interviews, videotape sessions, or photo opportunities.

  • Please call the Marketing & Public Relations Department to arrange all interviews or background conversations with any member of KishHealth System staff. Marketing & Public Relations tracks all inquiries from the media, and when appropriate, can provide additional or more appropriate sources for your story.
  • Reporters must identify KishHealth System staff by their health system title in stories related to the staff member's work or role at KishHealth System.
  • Reporters are asked to use the complete name of the health system entity when referring to it in a print or broadcast story.
  • Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so Marketing & Public Relations staff can arrange for a room for media interviews or shoots, notify the patient care areas involved and line up the appropriate patients, families and health system staff for your story.
  • To protect the privacy of all other health system patients and families, Marketing & Public Relations staff must accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers on the health system campus.
  • Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, no information other than a one-word condition on a patient's medical status is made available to any member of the media unless/until Public Affairs receives written authorization from a patient's parent or guardian.

 

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