Resources for Journalists
Sutter Health’s media relations team assists journalists supporting print, broadcast and online content.
If you are a journalist working on a story, the Sutter media relations team can facilitate interviews, provide statements and gather patient condition reports. Call the media relations hotline at 800-428-7377; please note we will only respond to credentialed media.
We follow all HIPAA guidelines when media ask for the condition of a patient, as long as the journalist is able to provide the correct spelling of the patient’s first and last names. We can provide a one-word condition report on the patient, unless they have opted out from providing that info.
COVID-19 Media Inquiries
- Please understand that our experts are extremely busy at this time, so they may not be able to speak with media in a timely manner.
- Due to health and privacy concerns, we are unable to provide access to patient areas in our clinical settings, and we are unable to provide information about individual cases.
- All inquiries about the number and severity of COVID-19 patients in area hospitals should be directed to the California Department of Public Health, local county departments of public health, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Other excellent resources include the California Hospital Association, the California Medical Association and the California Office of Emergency Services.
To request an interview (including photo or video shoots) with Sutter Health experts, please contact the media relations team. Many interviews are now being held through Zoom or other online platforms, and we can assist in facilitating those, too.
Note: A member of the media relations team must accompany all reporters on site. Please respect the privacy of our patients, staff and visitors by not coming on campus without first calling the media line and speaking with a member of our staff.
Photos and Video
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Click here for video and stills of patients being vaccinated against COVID-19.
For content of healthcare workers being vaccinated against COVID-19 click here
Please note: no log-in is required to download media content.
Journalists, if you don’t see what you need, please call the 24/7 media line and we will try to provide it for you. 1-800-428-7377