Immediately Refer Media to the Office of Communications & Marketing

By Yavonda Chase

All phone calls, emails or other communications from the media to you in your role as a UAMS employee should be immediately referred to the Office of Communications & Marketing at (501) 686-8998 or by email to Leslie Taylor, vice chancellor for communications, at

The primary purpose of this guideline is to protect patient confidentiality and adhere to privacy laws and to establish a timely, organized, professional and planned system where media relations, media events, news releases and announcements are concerned.

After hours and on weekends, media should be referred to the media relations staff member on call at pager (501) 395-5989.

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