For The Media
Information about patients at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is not available to the public, including media, without the express written approval of the patient or the patient's family. If permission has been given, information about the status of patients is available through Community Relations at (907) 228-8300 x7177.
Journalists are welcome at any PeaceHealth facility. We are open to hosting individual reporters or crews who would like to learn more about the exceptional medicine and compassionate care provided by the staff at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.
Federal law requires us to maintain strict rules regarding patient confidentiality. Therefore, we must accompany members of the media at all times while inside our medical facilities.
Journalists are asked to contact Marketing (907) 228-8300 x7176 or the Community Relations office (907) 228-8300 x7177 and we can assist you in arranging interviews for your news story. We will then make arrangements to meet and escort you to your campus destination.
For more information about regulations related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), please refer to the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services website.
Marty West, Community Relations Specialist
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (907) 254-5144
Mischa Chernick, Marketing & Communications Manager
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (907) 617-0354
Mailing address: 3100 Tongass Ave.
Physical address: 2417 Tongass, Suite 201
Ketchikan, AK 99901