Media Requests

We value our cooperative relationship with the media and our duty to protect patient privacy. For that reason, we do not release information about patients without the patient or his /her delegate’s written permission. Additionally, we prohibit members of the news media from interviewing or taking photographs/ videotape of patients and employees, without appropriate consents.

Requests from the news media will be answered as quickly as possible. This includes media request for patient conditions, requests for interviews, reaction quotes from MHA senior staff, doctors or board members, follow-up to media releases, and requests for on-site visits.

The designated spokesperson for the Middlesex Hospital Alliance is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Todd Stepanuik, 519-245-5295, Ext. 5593.

Media requesting information or interviews regarding corporate policy or general news issues, including specific departments, clinics or services may contact the CEO’s office. For matters related to governance issues or for comments from or interviews with the Chair of the Board of Directors, please contact the CEO’s office.

For matters related to fundraising, media may contact directly either of the two Foundations that support the MHA: Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.