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Emanuel Medical Center’s Corporate Communication and Marketing Department welcomes the opportunity to assist the media in scheduling interviews, locating expert health-related sources, sharing news releases, and providing up-to-date information. It is our goal to respond to media inquiries as promptly and efficiently as possible.  Therefore, this page has been designed especially for working members of the media.  If you are a patient or visitor please click here


Contact Information for Hospital Spokesperson / All Media Inquiries 
Expert Sources
Media on Campus / Patient Interviews
Patient Condition Requests
Press Releases (Subscribe to receive press releases)
Press Releases (Archive)
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Expert Sources
More than 300 physicians have admitting privileges at Emanuel Medical Center, and the hospital employs more than 800 clinical staff members.  If you need a medical source for a story, please contact the Corporate Communication and Marketing Department at (209) 664-5675 or communication@emanuelmed.org.  Please note, nurses and clinicians cannot provide medical advice.  If the source needs to provide medical advice, we will do our best to coordinate an interview with a physician, subject to his/her patient care schedule and your deadline.

Hospital Spokesperson / Media Inquiries / Interview Requests
Pennie Rorex, assistant vice president of Corporate Communication and Marketing, services as the hospital spokesperson, and can be reached via email at Pennie.Rorex@emanuelmed.org, or by phone at (209) 664-5675.

All media inquiries should be directed to the Corporate Communication and Marketing Department at (209) 664-5675 or communication@emanuelmed.org
Note:  This contact number is for media inquiries only.  For general information, patient information, and other hospital-related matters, please phone the hospital's main line at (209) 667-4200.

Patient Condition Requests
For patient condition reports, please contact the Corporate Communication and Marketing Department at (209) 664-5675.  Releasing information on the condition of hospital patients requires a careful balancing of patient privacy with the media’s desire for information. California law and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have strict laws related to protection of patient privacy rights. The HIPAA privacy regulations limit what patient information hospitals may share with the news media.  Emanuel Medical Center adheres strictly to the release of patient information guidelines established by the California Hospital Association.

Media on Campus / Patient Interviews
Emanuel Medical Center understands that there are occasions when media is interested in meeting with patients.  While our first priority is the patient's care and privacy guaranteed by HIPAA, we will assist the media as allowable by law, provided the patient consents to the interview.  All patient interview requests are subject to final approval by the patient 

Press Releases
Press releases are disseminated by email.  To be added to Emanuel’s media list, send an email to communication@emanuelmed.org.

Releases are listed by headline, in chronological order by release date, starting with January and ending with December of the respective year.
Note: Press releases are archived online for 5 years.  For news older than archived online, please contact the Corporate Communication and Marketing Department at (209) 664-5675 or communication@emanuelmed.org.

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Are you looking for a story idea?  Like or follow Emanuel to stay current through our regular posts and tweets.
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