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Media Relations

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Patient success stories that hit home. Medical breakthroughs that resonate worldwide. Our Academic Health Media Relations team is here to connect journalists with experts, and industry-leading clinicial and scientific research.

UC Health Key Facts

The Region’s Medical Leader

Since 1819, our teams have broken down medical walls, delivering hope and compassion that reaches across generations. As Greater Cincinnati's adult academic health system, we provide unparalleled expertise and the region's most advanced clinical care. Our Academic Health Media Relations team is here to help you tell the stories and the history of the clinicians, scientists and patients who are living proof that breakthroughs happen every day.

8,000+ Transfers Received
95 Specialties/Subspecialties
2 Million Visits & Admissions
1,200+ Clinical Trials in Progress

Working With Us

The healthcare stories you tell impact all of us, from those seeking information on advances in rare medical conditions to patients looking for reassurance and expertise. Whether you’re writing a story for a global newspaper or producing digital content for a local website, our dedicated team is available to help.

Need Assets from UC Health?

Need a press kit, logo or more information? Many of our media assets are available here, including high-res logos and photos of our campuses, fact sheets, and information about our key leaders.

Our Media Policy

Our policies work to both protect the privacy of our patients and to provide our media partners with ample opportunities for interior and exterior coverage of our campuses. Find information on media escorts, exterior shooting locations and more.

UC Health and the University of Cincinnati

Partners in Research and Education

As an academic health system, we’re closely affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Our Academic Health Media Relations team works with the UC Marketing and Communications team to provide journalists with a seamless experience with UC Health, helping you navigate both organizations.

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Stories that Inform, Inspire

Advancements and breakthroughs happen every day at UC Health. The stories of our patients and care teams have the power to help inform, inspire and lead you to better health. We invite you to explore them with us.

Contact Our Academic Health Media Relations Team

Our media team is driven by a passion to help tell the stories of inspiration, hope and scientific breakthroughs happening at UC Health every day. Experienced in international, national and local media, please contact a member of our team for connections and information.

Heather Chura-Smith

Media Relations Manager

Alex Lolli

Sr. PR/Marketing Consultant

Tim Tedeschi

Public Information Officer, University of Cincinnati

Bill Bangert

Public Information Officer, University of Cincinnati