The fastest, most reliable way to reach a UNC expert, especially on deadline, is to call the UNC Health Care News Team (UNC Medical Center News Office). Members of the News Team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reporters must be escorted by a member of the news team while in UNC Health Care hospital facilities in order to comply with federal patient confidentiality policies.
Accessing Medical Experts
News media: call 984-974-1140. If you call between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. ET, leave a voice message and a member of the news team will be paged.
During business hours, contact Tom Hughes, media relations/social media strategist, at 984-974-1151 or Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu.
The UNC Health Care News Team offers professional digital video and audio services. Visit our video news archive to sample our production.
UNC Health Care's News Team can also coordinate live or taped interviews with UNC experts using the digital Carolina News Studio housed in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The studio is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Obtaining Patient Condition Reports
The UNC Medical Center News Office will release a one-word condition report (good, fair, serious, critical or deceased) on a patient's status upon request to members of the news media. For more information, please go to Obtaining Patient Condition Reports.