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VISN 8 Office of Communication - Online Newsroom

The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) Office of Communication is your source for news, publications, media relations and more.

Media Relations

Our staff are available to assist local media in answering questions about the health care system, locating an expert or obtaining more information about a news release or event. Members of the media who require assistance after hours, on weekends or on holidays should contact our office via email at VISN8CommunicationOffice@va.gov. We will contact you promptly after receiving your message.  Office of Communication staff are only able to assist bonafied members of the news media.

Media Relations Policy

To effectively welcome the media to VISN 8 facilities, the Office of Communication has established the following guidelines for arranging interviews, videotape sessions or photo opportunities.

   -Please call Public Affairs at the facility to arrange all interviews with any staff member. 

   -Reporters must identify staff by their official titles in stories related to their work roles at VISN 8 facilities.

 -Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so Public Affairs staff can make arrangements.

 -To protect the privacy of VISN 8 patients and families, Public Affairs must accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers visiting any VISN 8 site.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

For VISN 8 FOIAs, send an inquiry to VISN8FOIA@va.gov or call Charles Barron at 727-575-8077.

For FOIAs related to the specific healthcare systems in VISN 8, send an inquiry as noted below.  For general information on FOIAs, visit http://www.oprm.va.gov/foia/ 

Bay Pines FOIA - VHABAYFOIAOffice@va.gov
Miami FOIA - 546FOIA@va.gov
West Palm Beach FOIA - VHAWPBFOIAOFFICERS@va.gov
NF/SG FOIA - VHANFLFOIAOffice@va.gov
VA Caribbean FOIA - VACHSFOIA@va.gov
Tampa FOIA - VHATAMFOIAOffice@va.gov
Orlando FOIA - OrlandoVAFOIA@va.gov 

Questions? Email us at VISN8CommunicationOffice@va.gov.   

Public Affairs Contact Information - VISN 8 Facilities

Visit the websites below to find Public Affairs contact information at each of our healthcare systems:

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
North Florida/South Georgia VA Healthcare System
Orlando VA Medical Center
Miami VA Healthcare System
VA Caribbean Healthcare System

VISN 8 Publications

      

Contact

Mary Kay Rutan
VISN 8 Communication Manager
386-754-6303

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