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Welcome to the Deaconess Newsroom, your comprehensive source for news and information about Deaconess. If you have questions about advertising, community benefit opportunities, sponsorships, or a related topic, please contact the Public Relations Department for assistance.
 

Media Requests

Deaconess embraces its role as a provider of medical information for the community and makes effective communication a top priority. To help us quickly and efficiently manage requests for patient conditions, interview, and other information, please follow these guidelines:

During Regular Business Hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm)

  1. Call 812-450-NEWS (812-450-6397). Any voice mail messages left on this line are automatically converted to e-mail messages and sent to all four staff members. This is the fastest way to get a response during the work day.
  2. E-mail news@deaconess.com. Messages sent using this address also go to all four staff members in the department.
 

After Regular Business Hours and on the Weekend 

  1. Call (812) 450-5000 and ask for the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON). Our Call Center Staff will notify the ADON of your request and he/she will return your call.

Public Relations Staff Members

Ann Tornatta
Ann Tornatta
Marketing &
Communication
Manager
812-450-NEWS
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson
Corporate
Communication,
Public Information Officer
812-450-NEWS
812-450-7520 
(direct)
Becca Scott
Becca Scott
Community
Engagement
Coordinator
812-450-NEWS
812-450-7353
(direct)

Jennah Cantner
Marketing Assistant
812-450-NEWS
812-450-7357
(direct)
 

Release of Patient Information 

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), restricts the type of patient information that may be released to the media. To comply with this law and protect the private health information of our patients, please follow this procedure when needing a patient condition.
  1. Know the patient’s name. We cannot provide a condition unless you ask for the patient by name.
  2. If the patient is at Deaconess and we have their consent, we will provide a one-word condition from the list below that most accurately describes their current condition. The condition is given to us by a health professional directly involved in the patient’s care.
    • Critical – Vital signs are unstable and outside of normal limits. Patient may be unconscious or on a ventilator. Indicators for survival are unfavorable.
    • Serious – Vital signs are unstable and outside of normal limits. Patient is acutely ill and indicators for survival are questionable.
    • Fair – Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators for survival are good.
    • Good – Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators for survival are excellent.
 

Deaconess Logos

If you wish to use a Deaconess logo in your story or report, please chose from these files. The Deaconess logo may not be changed in any way. If you have questions regarding logo use, or need additional logos, please contact the PR staff. 

Deaconess logo

Click for zip file of vertical and horizontal logos as JPEGS, TIFFS, and EPS. 


Additional Information

Click on the following links for additional information. 

About Deaconess

History of Deaconess

Leadership at Deaconess

Locations and Maps

MyHealth Virtual Health Library 

Sponsorship Information

Social Media  Facebook   Twitter


Latest News at Deaconess

2/10/2016
Dr. James Porter discusses our progressive approach to new healthcare models.
2/10/2016
Dr. Amy Gessford, Deaconess Care Group, Inpatient Physician of the Year
2/10/2016
Drs. Dodson and Koleilat named Outpatient Physician of the Year.
2/8/2016
The Heart Hospital is a Fit-Friendly Workplace.
1/25/2016
Reopening of Ortho-Medical Unit means Deaconess has all private rooms. 
 
1/22/2016
Heart Hospital recognized for quality cardiac care.
1/20/2016
Today is an exciting day for the Deaconess organization as we share plans for the expansion of the Deaconess Gateway Campus. 

1/13/2016
The Deaconess/UCS Homeless Medical Respite Program was selected for AHA publication.
1/12/2016
Deaconess Care Integration (DCI) has been selected to participate in CMS’s (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) new accountable care organization (ACO) model called the Next Generation ACO Model (NGACO Model).
1/6/2016
Deaconess Illinois and Ferrell Hospital Foundation will expand their current affiliation relationship beginning in January 2016. 

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