Nationwide Children’s Hospital's Marketing and Public Relations department welcomes the opportunity to schedule interviews, locate expert spokespersons, forward news releases, provide up-to-date information and answer questions. It is our goal to assist the media with pediatric health information requests as promptly and efficiently as possible.
In keeping with federal HIPAA regulations, no information regarding patients may be released unless parental consent is given. One-word conditions that may be released are defined below.
Our media relations policy exists to expedite all media inquiries. Please refer to the following guidelines before you contact our department to schedule interviews or videotaping/photo sessions.
Members of the media must schedule all on-site and phone interviews through the Marketing and Public Relations department. Please be aware that we will do everything we can to arrange interviews; however, patient care is our first priority.
While on the campus of Nationwide Children's Hospital, a media relations staff member must escort members of the media at all times to assure the security and privacy of our patients and families. All parents or guardians of patients under 18 must sign a consent form before a patient may be videotaped, photographed or interviewed. Patients at least 18 years of age may provide consent for themselves.
If you need more information, please contact one of the individuals below in Marketing & Public Relations at Nationwide Children's Hospital:
Mary Ellen Peacock