Hand Transplant Media Support Plan

Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will provide informational support services in conjunction with the hand transplant. This plan is designed to provide the media with timely information about the hand transplant. Emphasis will always be placed on accuracy of information and creation of educational/interpretive materials, which contribute to comprehensive reporting. Jewish Hospital will cooperate with the media by:

  • Providing timely, comprehensive and reliable information.
  • Providing facilities that will make news coverage convenient.

Top Priority

The welfare of the patient is the highest priority; all other activities must complement this effort. Accordingly, this plan ensures the safety and privacy of the hand transplant recipient, the recipient’s family, the donor’s family and the medical transplant team.

Information and Interviews

All requests for information and interviews must be coordinated through the Jewish Hospital Marketing & Communications Department. This will ensure that requests for information are fulfilled in an accurate and timely manner.

Partnership Spokespersons:

Barbara Mackovic, Senior Manager, Media Relations, KentuckyOne Health

Media Notification

A press release will be faxed and emailed following the hand transplant surgery. Media representatives can expect to receive:

  • B-roll of the hand transplant surgery (for television news)
  • Patient profile
  • Patient photo

Additional materials pertaining to the transplant and any background information, which may be available.

Should you wish to be added to our distribution list, please send an email to barbaramackovic@kentuckyonehealth.org . All press conferences will be held at the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center’s Henry Wagner Conference Center on the 16th floor unless otherwise noted. Press Conferences, news releases and media updates can also be viewed via our web site and www.jhsmh.com.

Patient Interviews

As the hand transplant recipient’s post-operative condition improves, interviews will be allowed, pending the total consent of:

  • The patient (and his or her family as appropriate)
  • Lead surgeon and other appropriate individuals

Jewish Hospital will always grant the wishes of the patient, even if it means a delay in or denial of interviews. The physical and psychological health of the patient must be the first concern of both Jewish Hospital and the news media.

Donor Information

As is customary in organ transplantation cases, no information will be released concerning the identity of the donor or donor family. This is to protect their confidentiality and right to privacy. Furthermore, no information will be released concerning the location of the donor, state of origin, hours of travel or other identifying geographical data.

Security

Upon arriving on the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus, please proceed to the Jewish Hospital Patient Parking lot at the corner of Brook and Muhammad Ali streets where parking for all media is available. All major equipment must enter through the loading dock at the back of the Rudd Heart and Lung Center. Media will need to register at the Rudd Heart and Lung Center’s Henry Wagner Conference Center.

Hand Transplant Media Support Plan

Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will provide informational support services in conjunction with the hand transplant. This plan is designed to provide the media with timely information about the hand transplant. Emphasis will always be placed on accuracy of information and creation of educational/interpretive materials, which contribute to comprehensive reporting. Jewish Hospital will cooperate with the media by:

  • Providing timely, comprehensive and reliable information.
  • Providing facilities that will make news coverage convenient.

Top Priority

The welfare of the patient is the highest priority; all other activities must complement this effort. Accordingly, this plan ensures the safety and privacy of the hand transplant recipient, the recipient’s family, the donor’s family and the medical transplant team.

Information and Interviews

All requests for information and interviews must be coordinated through the Jewish Hospital Marketing & Communications Department. This will ensure that requests for information are fulfilled in an accurate and timely manner.

Partnership Spokespersons:

Barbara Mackovic, Senior Manager, Media Relations, KentuckyOne Health

Media Notification

A press release will be faxed and emailed following the hand transplant surgery. Media representatives can expect to receive:

  • B-roll of the hand transplant surgery (for television news)
  • Patient profile
  • Patient photo

Additional materials pertaining to the transplant and any background information, which may be available.

Should you wish to be added to our distribution list, please send an email to barbaramackovic@kentuckyonehealth.org . All press conferences will be held at the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center’s Henry Wagner Conference Center on the 16th floor unless otherwise noted. Press Conferences, news releases and media updates can also be viewed via our web site and www.jhsmh.com.

Patient Interviews

As the hand transplant recipient’s post-operative condition improves, interviews will be allowed, pending the total consent of:

  • The patient (and his or her family as appropriate)
  • Lead surgeon and other appropriate individuals

Jewish Hospital will always grant the wishes of the patient, even if it means a delay in or denial of interviews. The physical and psychological health of the patient must be the first concern of both Jewish Hospital and the news media.

Donor Information

As is customary in organ transplantation cases, no information will be released concerning the identity of the donor or donor family. This is to protect their confidentiality and right to privacy. Furthermore, no information will be released concerning the location of the donor, state of origin, hours of travel or other identifying geographical data.

Security

Upon arriving on the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus, please proceed to the Jewish Hospital Patient Parking lot at the corner of Brook and Muhammad Ali streets where parking for all media is available. All major equipment must enter through the loading dock at the back of the Rudd Heart and Lung Center. Media will need to register at the Rudd Heart and Lung Center’s Henry Wagner Conference Center.

 

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