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Media Inquiries and Requests for Interviews
The Walla Walla VA Medical Center Public Affairs Office provides support and assistance to members of the news media and community organizations. If you are a member of the media and are requesting information and/or interviews with Walla Walla VA Medical Center personnel or interested in locating a VA official or subject matter expert for a story, please contact Linda Wondra, Public Affairs Officer, for more information at 509.525.5200, ext. 26520 or 509.386.1117 (cell phone). Patients, in particular, must agree to be interviewed and photographed and must sign a consent form.
What You Should Know About Visiting Our Main Facility & Clinics
We strictly adhere to federal guidelines regarding patient privacy as outlined by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To protect our patients' privacy, we require all reporters and photographers visiting any of our facilities to be escorted by the Public Affairs Officer or designee. Media access may be limited or denied to any area of a facility at the discretion of the medical center director, the patients' healthcare team, or the public affairs officer. All photography taken at the medical center and clinics must be approved in advance by Public Affairs.
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