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  • Media Policy and Parking

  • Policy

    The media relations staff at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital is available for media inquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can assist journalists by providing information, arranging interviews and accommodating other requests in a timely manner.

    To facilitate the process, while protecting patient confidentiality and minimizing disruption to patient care, we have established the following guidelines for journalists:

    • To arrange interviews with hospital staff and clinicians during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), call the marketing and communications office at 401-444-5327. After hours, call the on-call pager at 401-793-2092.
    • Contact media relations staff in advance to obtain clearances to come onto the hospital campus to arrange photography.
    • All photographers, whether using broadcast or still photography, must be accompanied by a media relations staff member while on the hospital campus. Photographers can film from public sidewalks or streets, such as Eddy Street, without a media relations staff member.
    • Our staff follows the American Hospital Association guidelines in meeting patient privacy guidelines contained in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
    • We ask that you identify clinicians and staff by their Rhode Island Hospital or Hasbro Children's Hospital titles in stories about the hospital or patient care.

    Parking

    Journalists coming to the campus of Rhode Island and Hasbro Children's Hospital should park in Lot A, located near the hospital's main entrance off Eddy Street. Reporters or photographers with heavy equipment may unload at the curb outside the main entrance before parking.

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