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Press & media contacts

Public Relations

Questions about our health plan? Need a medical expert for your story? For media inquiries, please contact our communications team. Media Relations is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

If you are a member of the media and need to reach us after business hours for an urgent matter, please use the on-call pager number listed on the right. Please be sure to include your area code with your phone number and hit # when you are done.

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Communications and Media Relations Contacts

Vince Rivard
Senior Director of Public Relations
Direct: 952-883-5304

Ashley Burt
Director of Hospital Communications
Direct: 651-254-4730

Kristen Freeman
Communications Manager, Methodist Hospital
Direct: 952-993-9655

Annelise Searle
Direct: 651-254-4726
Neurology, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Hospice, Memory & Aging, Trauma Surgery

Dan Foss
Direct: 952-883-6545
Hematology, Oncology

Patricia Lund
Direct: 952-883-5487
Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinic and Hospital Operations Quality Improvement, Clinical Research, Depression, Travel Medicine and International Health

Patrick Strait
Direct: 952-883-5254
Dental Medicine, Diabetes, Health and Nutrition, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Sarah Bahl
Direct: 952-993-2145
Birth Centers, Sustainability, Women’s Center/Health Services

Scott Beedy
Direct: 651-254-4731
Coronary Disease, Heart Imaging Tests, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Valve Disease