For the Media

The Marketing & Public Relations Department at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is responsible for all official contact with local and national media (including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online news sites) who seek information about the hospital, its staff and/or patients. The department welcomes inquiries and story ideas from members of the press and will do its best to accommodate requests for interviews, videotape sessions or photography.

Contact information

For assistance, members of the media should call before arriving at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or any of its locations:

Marketing & Public Relations phone: 802-674-7327
Email Amber Bedi, department manager:

The department is open 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. If you need to speak to a member of the department after hours, please contact us at the email address above or call 802-356-9327.

Media guidelines

General rules for interviews, photographs, video and news conferences

On-duty reporters and photographers are not permitted within the hospital without the permission of the Marketing & Public Relations Department.

Reporters and photographers not accompanied by a member of the department will be escorted from the building by security.

Videotaping and interviewing without the department's involvement is only permitted off the hospital campus (outside the hospital buildings and beyond hospital property from the street). However, media will be asked to leave the premises if found to be interfering with patient care or routine hospital business. News vehicles may not park in fire lanes or block driveways.

Patient consent is required and should be secured prior to any videotaping or photographing. The news team will agree to stop taping, photographing, or interviewing at any time upon the request of the patient, physician, nursing staff, hospital security staff or a staff member of the Marketing & Public Relations Department.