The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center media relations staff is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Mon.-Fri. and after hours and on weekends by pager. We understand your deadlines and work quickly to respond to your questions or to link you with some of the world's top sources and experts for stories involving patient care, education and research. The media relations office responds to more than 1,200 media inquiries each year from reporters and writers seeking information on the latest clinical breakthroughs and research discoveries at Ohio State. Please contact us for expert comment and thought-leader perspectives for breaking medical, science and health care policy news.
Public Affairs and Media Relations Staff:
After hours: 614-293-8000 (ask the operator to page the hospital administrative manager)
Darrell Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marti Leitch (email@example.com)
Eileen Scahill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Patients and their families have the option of being listed in the patient directory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. If listed, the media relations office can provide one-word condition reports.
To obtain a condition report, please call 614-293-3737 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET). After hours, call the hospital operator at 614-293-8000 and ask that the hospital administrative manager be paged.
The American Hospital Association has suggested the following one-word descriptions of a patient's general condition:
Fair: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Indicators are favorable.
Serious: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
Critical: Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.