Phoenix Children's Communication Department welcomes the opportunity to schedule interviews, locate expert spokespersons, issue news releases, provide up-to-date information and answer questions for all members of the news media. It is our goal to assist the media with pediatric health information requests as promptly and efficiently as possible.

Media Relations Staff

Members of the news media are welcome to contact any member of the Phoenix Children's Hospital media relations staff with inquires.

All on-site and phone interviews must be scheduled through the Communications Department. Please be aware that we will do everything we can to arrange interviews; however, patient care is our first priority.

You can reach a Media Relations staff member during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (602) 933-5871. In case of an emergency after normal business hours, please page the on-call media staff member at (602) 202-2229.


Jane Walton
Senior Media Specialist
(602) 933-5871

Stacy Dillier
Media Relations Specialist
(602) 933-0824

Patient Privacy

In keeping with federal HIPAA regulations, no information regarding patients may be released unless parental consent is given. One-word conditions that may be released are defined as follows:

  • Good – No imminent danger of deterioration; making satisfactory progress toward normal health.
  • Fair – Satisfactory; moderately ill but potentially good.
  • Poor – Seriously ill; potentially critical.
  • Critical – Life-threatening.

Additionally, members of the media must have a parental consent form in order to interview, photograph or record any patient under the age of 18 at Phoenix Children's Hospital.  The media relations staff can help obtain such consents.

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