For the Media

With prior arrangement, journalists are welcome to visit PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics. Federal law requires us to maintain strict rules regarding patient confidentiality; therefore, we must accompany members of the media at all times while inside our medical facilities.

Journalists should contact the communications department at 360-514-2370 prior to a visit to any of our facilities. A member of our staff can assist you in arranging interviews for your news story, and will make arrangements to escort you to your campus destination. Journalists seeking a patient condition report after hours or on the weekend, should call the hospital's main line 360-514-2000 and ask to page the administrative manager on duty.

For more information about regulations related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), please refer to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services website.