Reporters represent the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County and the Marion County Public Health Department’s best outlet to the general public and it is important that the public be informed on all of the organization’s functions and activities.
We welcome media attention and recognize that it is to the advantage of the corporation and all those we represent to be cooperative, cordial and professional with the media at all times.
The HHC/MCPHD public relations department is authorized to arrange all interviews and photographs by the news media on any of the corporation’s properties. The public relations staff shall escort media representatives or meet them at the location during their visit. The following subjects are never to be discussed about any client, even with authorization:
- Alcohol or drug use
- Sexual assault
- Suicide or attempted suicide
- AIDS or HIV status
No part of the employee, patient or client medical record can be released to the news media.
Having recognized the benefit of contact with the media and to avoid conflict and any misinterpretation regarding the corporation’s media policy, it is necessary that the following guidelines be adhered to:
The designated media contacts for HHC and MCPHD are Collette DuValle, director of communications, 317-221-2463; cell phone: 317-373-2391 or 317-298-9337, and Curt Brantingham at 317-221-2316 or 317-525-7450.
One of them is available by telephone during office hours and after hours.
Access to Public Records
Any media or individual wanting access to public records or other public information from HHC and/or MCPHD must submit a public records request. A per page fee will apply.
Public records request form
Please print the form, fill it out and mail it to:
Health & Hospital Corporation
Public Relations Department, 6th floor
3838 N. Rural St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46205