Guidelines for Media Requests
Saint Agnes values its relationship with the media. To ensure prompt and efficient media responses from the hospital, we have established the following guidelines for arranging media interviews, photo opportunities and related requests.
We are happy to arrange interviews, write bylined articles, provide a primer or a personal perspective and facilitate special media requests. Our physicians, patients and staff can comment on trends and techniques and are available for in-depth interviews on a wide-range of topics.
To ensure the highest level of responsiveness from Saint Agnes, please call or email our PR firm with all requests:
Please be sure to contact Vitamin in advance to arrange an on-site interview, allowing enough time to notify the appropriate interviewees and to set up facility accommodations best suited for the interview.
Referencing the Hospital
When using the hospital’s name, media are asked to use the full name of the institution – “Saint Agnes Hospital”, spelling out the word “Saint” – when referring to the hospital in written word.
Saint Agnes maintains an extensive library of photographs for media use. Click here to access a sampling of images from our library. When using these photos, please attribute rights to Saint Agnes Hospital unless otherwise noted. All photos should be used as provided (changes to size are acceptable as long as pixilation does not occur).
Looking for a specific type of photograph that doesn’t appear in our image gallery? Please contact our PR firm to gain access to a more robust library of imagery. Vitamin: 410-732-6542 or email@example.com.
Patient & Staff Confidentiality
At Saint Agnes, we aim to maintain open communication with all media partners while still respecting and protecting our patients’, families’ and staff’s privacy. Saint Agnes welcomes media interviews on a broad range of topics but it is our policy not to release or disclose any personal information of staff members, including medical staff and residents, without their prior consent.
In compliance with HIPPA regulations and for the confidentiality of our patients, Saint Agnes is also unable to disclose patient information. Interviews and/or photo requests related to patients may be granted with the prior written consent of the patient, parent or legal guardian. All such requests must be made through Saint Agnes’ communications team by contacting our PR firm, Vitamin: 410-732-6542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.