The fastest, most reliable way to reach a UNC source, 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 patient confidentiality policies.
Accessing Medical Experts
News media: call 919-966-3367. If you call between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. ET, leave a voice message and the news team will be paged.
During working hours, you can also call Stephanie Crayton, media relations manager, at 919-951-4758 or email@example.com; or Tom Hughes, media relations/social media strategist, at 919-923-6964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNC Health Care News Team offers professional digital video and audio services. The team can provide b-roll. Visit our video news archive to sample our production.
UNC Health Care's News Team can also coordinate interviews with UNC expert sources in the digital Carolina News Studio 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 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.