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Press room

Whether you're 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 way finding and keep the process running smoothly.

Media relations team

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

Shira PollardShira Pollard
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Office: 804-828-7035
Cell: 804-441-3865


Kate MarinoKate Marino
Public Relations and 
Marketing Specialist, Senior
Office: 804-628-9752
Cell: 804-229-6069


After hours media emergencies

For news emergencies after hours, please page the public relations staff member on call at (804) 418-0174.

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