The Marketing & Public Relations Department at Rutland Regional is responsible for all official contact with local and national media (including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online news sites) who seek information about the hospital, its staff and/or patients. The department welcomes inquiries and story ideas from members of the press and will do its best to accommodate requests for interviews, videotape sessions or photography.
For assistance, members of the media should call before arriving at Rutland Regional:
Communications Specialist at 802.772.2843
The Department is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. If you need to speak to a member of the department after hours, please call the main number 802.775.7111 and ask the operator to contact the media contact person on call.
General Rules for interviews, photographs, video and news conferences:
- On-duty reporters/photographers are not permitted within the hospital without the permission of the Marketing & Public Relations Department.
- Reporters and photographers not accompanied by a member of the department will be escorted from the building by security.
- Videotaping and interviewing without the department's involvement is only permitted off the hospital campus (outside the hospital buildings and beyond hospital property from the street). However, media will be asked to leave the premises if found to be interfering with patient care or routine hospital business. News vehicles may not park in fire lanes or block driveways.
- Patient consent is required and should be secured prior to any videotaping or photographing. The news team will agree to stop taping, photographing, or interviewing at any time upon the request of the patient, physician, nursing staff, hospital security staff or a staff member of the Marketing & Public Relations Department.