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UNC Health media resources for accessing medical experts, broadcast services, broadcast studio availability, and obtaining patient condition reports.

The fastest, most reliable way to reach a UNC expert, especially on deadline, is to call the UNC Health 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 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

Broadcast Services

The UNC Health News Team offers professional digital video and audio services. Visit our video news archive to sample our production.

Broadcast Studio

UNC Health’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.