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The Public Affairs Office serves as the initial contact for reporters and other media representatives seeking information about the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and its seven community-based outpatient clinics or interviews with VA staff. This office serves as the primary source of information about the VA Medical Center, VA Community-based Outpatient Clinics, patient care, staff and staff collaboration, awards, reviews, accreditations, medical and research advances, environmental safety, and technological advances. See our guidelines below for more information.
Public Affairs Staff
Public Affairs Officer
Office: (906) 774-3300, ext 32001
Blackberry: (906) 221-5189
The following guidelines can assist you in arranging interviews, video taping, or photo opportunities:
Call the Public Affairs Office at (906) 774-3300, ext 32001 for initial inquiries and to arrange all interviews, including those at the community-based outpatient clinics. Use any of the above contact information. The PAO will respond as quickly as possible.
Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so staff can arrange locations for media interviews or photo shoots and line up appropriate sources for your story.
A PA staff member must accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers while at the VA Medical Center. The main priority is patient privacy and adherence to HIPPA regulations. The desire is to make sure media personnel get the information they are looking for and to coordinate shoot locations and ensure interviews go smoothly.