At Florida Hospital, we truly value media and have an entire team dedicated to assisting members of the media gather information and interviews to enhance their stories. We welcome you to visit each of our campuses around Central Florida, but a representative from the Florida Hospital Media Relations team must be present to escort you around the premises at all times, for safety and patient confidentiality purposes. If you are interested in coming to one of our hospitals, please contact the Media Relations team.
To schedule an interview with a Florida Hospital physician, administrator or patient, please contact a member of the Media Relations team. Please provide us with your deadline so we can do our best to accommodate your request in a timely manner.
Florida Hospital can provide full-resolution, high-definition video in the following formats: Quicktime, Flash, AVI, MPG2, MPG4 and Windows Media File. BETA SP and DVCAM tapes are also available in 4:3 or 16:9. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please contact a member of the Media Relations team.
As of April 15, 2003, a new federal rule called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) went into effect. This rule governs the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information.
In order to release any information about a patient, including a general condition update, the reporter must have the patient¹s first and last name. A general, one-word condition report about a patient may be provided using the American Hospital Association (AHA) guidelines, including:
The only way that additional information can be released about a patient is if the patient signs a HIPAA authorization form. In most cases, if a patient is brought into the hospital overnight or during the weekend, they will not have signed a HIPAA authorization form, so someone from Media Relations will need to assist in obtaining this during normal business hours.