24 Hour Contact
A designated spokesperson is available at all times with the authority to release information to the media.
Day (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Marketing and Public Relations (812) 238-7657
Evening, Night and Weekend
Administrative House Supervisor (812) 238-7000
The supervisor is limited to providing only the condition of the patient (see below).
Union Hospital is a major source of news in the community. At the same time, it is a private institution, and the nature of its services is not only private, but often personal. The legal factors that govern the Hospital's responsibilities and liabilities must be considered in each newsworthy situation, especially those involving patients. The Hospital and the news media share an interest in making sure that news is reported accurately and promptly. In doing so, both must be guided legally and ethically to safeguard the privacy of individuals, so that no involvement with the news media or the Hospital will cause unnecessary embarrassment, discomfort or exploitation to any person. This guide outlines Union Hospital's and Union Hospital Clinton's official media policy for media representatives and Hospital employees.
Union Hospital strives to be a valuable source for you to use for many health-related stories. You are a valuable link in getting important health information to the Wabash Valley and we will always be as accommodating as possible to your requests. We have prepared the following guidelines that will be of help to you:
Employees are not permitted to answer any questions or release any information to the news media about the Hospital and its patients.
Access to Our Facilities
Media persons are required to make arrangements with Public Relations at (812) 238-7657 before entering Hospital property. Interviewing and photographing on Hospital property are allowed only with prior consent.
All areas, including the Emergency Department and waiting areas, are private areas. Media persons may not photograph or question persons in these areas without specific consent from the Hospital, through Public Relations, and the individual involved.
Please contact Marketing and Public Relations at (812) 238-7657 before arrival at any of the following locations:
Union Hospital Clinton