Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

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PR/Media Assistance

Contact Our Communications Team

Are you a member of the media? You can contact us using the information below to receive general public relations resources and media assistance.

Media inquiries/interview requests

For media and public relations inquiries, please contact Krista Deans at (209) 247-9323 or email

For general information, patient information and other hospital-related issues, call (209) 664-5675.

Expert sources

More than 300 physicians have admitting privileges at Emanuel, and the hospital employs more than 800 clinical staff members. If you need a medical source for a particular story, contact Krista Deans at (209) 247-9323. Please note that nurses and clinicians cannot provide medical advice. If the source needs to provide medical advice, we will do our best to coordinate an interview with a physician — subject to his or her patient care schedule and your deadline.

Patient condition requests

For patient condition reports, please call  (209) 247-9323. Releasing information on the condition of hospital patients requires a careful balancing of patient privacy and the media’s need for information. California law and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have strict regulations related to protection of patient privacy rights. The HIPAA privacy regulations limit the patient information hospitals can share with the news media. Emanuel strictly adheres to the release of patient information guidelines established by the California Hospital Association.

Patient interviews

The staff at Emanuel understands there are occasions when members of the media are interested in talking with patients. While our first priority is a patient’s care and privacy guaranteed by HIPAA, we assist the media as allowed by law — provided the patient consents to the interview. All patient interview requests are subject to final approval by the patient.

News releases

Hospital news releases are sent out by email. To be added to Emanuel’s media list, send an email request to

You can also access current and past news releases in our archive. Releases are listed by headline in chronological order by release date and are archived online for five years.

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