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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

 

News, Events & Media Home

The ECHCS Office of Public Affairs serves as the initial contact for reporters, producers, and other media representatives seeking information about the Eastern Colorado Health Care System or wishing to interview faculty/staff experts. This office functions as the Denver VA's news bureau, serving as the primary source of information about the institution, patient care, staff and staff collaboration, awards, reviews, accreditations, medical and research advances, environmental safety, and technological advances. 

In the event of an emergency or other ongoing event, you will find the most recent updates on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DenverVAMC or our Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VADenver.

Kristen Schabert
ECHCS Public Affairs Officer
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO  80220
Office: (303) 393-5205
E-mail: kristen.schabert@va.gov

The following guidelines can assist you in arranging interviews, video sessions, or photo opportunities with ECHCS newsmakers

  • Call the Public Affairs Office to arrange all interviews with any VA staff member. We will respond as quickly as we can. (Patients seeking medical advice should contact their health care provider or dial 911 for medical emergencies.)
  • Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so staff can arrange locations for media interviews or photo shoots and line up appropriate sources for your story.
  • All film crews and photographers must be accompanied while on campus. Our main priority is patient privacy and adherence to HIPPA regulations. We also want to make sure you get the information you are looking for and to coordinate shoot locations and ensure interviews go smoothly.
  • If you are a student working on a research paper and looking to interview a veteran about his military experience, we encourage you to contact a Veterans Service Organization for assistance.  You can find a comprehensive list at http://www1.va.gov/VSO/.  Alternatively, contact the United Veterans committee of Colorado at www.unitedveteranscommittee.com.

Contact

Kristen Schabert
Public Affairs Officer
Denver VAMC
303-393-5205
kristen.schabert@va.gov

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