Children's Emergency Department is now located in Children's Tower: 1001 E. Marshall Street.

Press room

Connect with a member our communications and marketing team

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: 804-482-4012


Kate MarinoKate Marino
Interim strategy and marketing manager
Cell: 804-573-9153


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

Caroline HutchinsonEvents and sponsorship inquires
Caroline Hutchinson


Ryan KnightDesign inquiries
Ryan Knight


Eva RussoSocial media inquiries and guidelines
Eva Russo