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For journalists

Whether you are looking to highlight a patient's journey, talk to an expert or share news of pediatric health care in some other way, the public relations office is the first point of contact for local, regional and national news media. 

All media requests for stories, photographs, patient information, interviews, statements, filming or videotaping must be approved in advance of the scheduled visit. A representative from our public relations office or VCU University Public Affairs must escort media while on hospital grounds. We're here to ensure patient/family confidentiality, secure approvals, help with wayfinding and keep the process running smoothly.

For all media inquiries, please contact one of the following team members:

Shira PollardShira Pollard
Director of communications and marketing
Cell: 804-441-3865


Kate MarinoKate Marino
Interim strategy and marketing manager
Cell: 804-229-6069


After hours media emergencies

We are a 24-hour operation. Members of the media should call or text (804) 418-0174 to reach an on-call public affairs staff member outside of regular business hours. On-call staff members can assist with emergency requests or assist reporters with an immediate deadline.

For marketing and communication needs


Social media inquiries and questions
Mara Hasenstaub
Digital marketing specialist
Cell: 804-292-5297


Caroline HutchinsonEvents and sponsorship inquires
Caroline Hutchinson
Events and marketing
Cell: 804-317-3652


Ryan KnightDesign inquiries
Ryan Knight
Marketing and design specialist
Cell: 804-908-0417


For community health care professionals

Lexi Aman
Outreach and marketing specialist, senior
Northern and Central Virginia
Cell: (804) 229-9351


Karol WilsonKarol Wilson, MBA
Outreach and marketing specialist, senior
Central and Eastern Virginia
Cell: (804) 239-3819