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Media Relations Policy

To effectively facilitate the requests of media reporting on news and events at Beacon Health System, the Beacon Health System Corporate Communications Department has established the following guidelines for reporters requesting information or interviews:

  • Media must arrange all interviews and photo shoots with Beacon Health System staff or patients in advance through the Beacon Health System Corporate Communications Department.
  • To ensure confidentiality, privacy, and appropriate sensitivity to patients and families, reporters, film crews, and photographers must always be accompanied by a Corporate Communications Department staff person while on at Beacon Health System property or facility.
  • Media will be met by a Corporate Communications Department staff at a designated spot and escorted to the appropriate location at the Beacon Health System property or facility
  • No patient information other than a one-word condition description is made available to the media. No information will be released on patients who are not identified by name by the media.
  • Patients who agree to be interviewed or filmed at a Beacon Health System property or facility must sign a release form that is placed into the patient’s file. Forms are available from the Beacon Health System Corporate Communications Department.