VUMC – For Media
For all media inquiries please contact the Office of News and Communications at (615) 322-4747.
An information officer is on call 24/7 for media requests. To reach the staff after business hours, dial the regular office number (615-322-4747) and ask the message center operator to page the on-call person. Be prepared to give the operator information concerning your request, which will be delivered to the on-call person.
Media Relations Policies and Procedures:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s reputation as a national leader in patient care, education and research offers news media a wealth of expert resources on virtually any medically related topic. VUMC’s Office of News and Communications responds to thousands of media inquiries each year, from reporters seeking experts on breaking medical news to information on clinical breakthroughs or research discoveries.
Please contact the Office of News and Communications for assistance with interviews. Our staff members who specialize in media relations are available 24/7 to assist all news media with questions about the medical center, hospital patients, expert sources and news and other events.
Advance notice of on-site interviews is requested so News and Communications staff can arrange interviews with experts or obtain appropriate patient permission if necessary.
In compliance with VUMC policy, and to ensure federal patient privacy standards are upheld for all hospital and clinic patients and their families, a staff member from News and Communications must accompany all reporters and photographers while on the Medical Center’s property.