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Media Center

The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Marketing & Communications Department is dedicated to servicing the media by providing information on healthcare news as it happens at Valley Presbyterian and around the world. Our department welcomes inquiries from local, regional and national media looking for sources on all healthcare-related topics.

Members of the media should call the Marketing & Communications Department with any of the following requests:

  • Interview with an expert spokesperson for medical/health news
  • Request to videotape or shoot still photography within the hospital
  • Seeking information about a news release or event at the hospital

A member of the Marketing & Communications team is available weekdays from 9 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Standard Time, and can be reached by calling 818.902.5213.

For urgent requests after hours or on weekends, please call 818.782.6600 and ask the hospital operator to page the on-call Public Relations representative.

Media Relations Policy

To effectively accommodate media requests on news and events at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, the Marketing & Communications Department has the following guidelines for reporters requesting information or interviews:

  • Media must arrange all interviews and photo shoots with Valley Presbyterian Hospital staff or patients in advance through the Marketing & Communications Department.
  • Reporters, film crews, and photographers must always be accompanied by a Marketing & Communications Department representative while on the Valley Presbyterian Hospital campus, to ensure confidentiality, privacy and appropriate sensitivity to patients and families.
  • Media will be met by a Marketing & Communications Department representative and escorted to the appropriate location in the hospital.
  • No patient information will be released to the media without the written consent of the patient or legal representative.
  • Patients who agree to be interviewed or filmed at the hospital by the media must provide written consent to the Marketing & Communications Department.
  • We require that all references to Valley Presbyterian Hospital use the hospital's full name.