Media Coming to Pella Regional
All media interviews or photographs with Pella Regional Health Center patients, administrators, physicians and employees MUST be cleared through Public Relations. No other hospital employees are authorized to grant media access.
While on the property of any Pella Regional Health Center owned or operated facility or clinical practice, members of the media must always be accompanied by a Public Relations staff member or representative designated by Public Relations.
Media reporters, videographers and photographers should enter Pella Regional Health Center facilities through the main entrance and wait in the lobby area until met by the Public Relations staff. Media who enter Pella Regional Health Center property without clearance should be stopped and asked to go to the lobby area until a Public Relations staff member can be contacted. This policy is in effect to secure the confidentiality of our patients in concurrence with the American Hospital Association and HIPPA guidelines.
Access to Patient Care Areas
Media access may be limited or denied to any area of a Pella Regional Health Center facility at the discretion of the patients’ health care team or an individual physician.
Pella Regional Health Center requires all patients to sign a consent form before agreeing to be photographed or videotaped by the news media or an in-house photographer. Public Relations will secure the signed release form before any photography or videotaping begins.
Identification of Facility/Center
Reporters are asked to use the complete name of the facility—Pella Regional Health Center—when referring to it in a story. Reporters must identify Pella Regional Health Center staff by title in stories related to the staff member’s work at Pella Regional Health Center.