We strive to protect the confidentiality of our patients while also
maintaining the highest standards of communication with the media. The
media is considered a valued partner, and every reasonable effort will
be made to accommodate requests for information.
Due to federal HIPAA (Health Information Portability and
Accountability Act) regulations, members of the media seeking patient
condition reports must have the first and last name of the patient they
are inquiring about. Without this information, members of the Community
Relations team cannot release patient information or condition reports.
The Community Relations Department does, however, reserve the right
to refuse interview or photography requests during police
investigations, for the safety of a child, when a family requests
privacy or if a patient's confidentiality is being compromised.