Please send all COVID-19 media requests to Christopher King, Megan McCann and Jenny Nowatzke

Media Contacts and After Hours Assistance

Members of the media should call the Media Relations Department when in need of any of the following requests:

  • Interview with an expert spokesperson for medical/health news

  • Request to videotape or shoot still photography within the hospital

  • Seeking information about a news release or event at the hospital

  • Obtaining reports on patient conditions

The Media Relations team is available 24/7 to assist members of the media.

  • To reach our team during business hours (Monday–Friday: 8:30 am–5:00 pm, Central Time), call 312.926.7432.
  • To contact us outside of our normal weekday business hours of 8:30 am–5:00 pm, please call hospital operator at 312.926.2000 and ask for the Media Relations representative on call.

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare policy requires that any working journalist or photographer who is in one of our facilities, including all hospitals and outpatient locations, must be escorted by a member of the Media Relations staff at all times.  When covering news outside of business hours, please contact Media Relations prior to arriving at the hospital or outpatient facility. 

Only the Media Relations Department is authorized to release patient conditions to the media.

Christopher King
Chief Media Relations Executive, Media Relations and Communications
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital 312.926.0960
Megan McCann
Program Director, National Media Relations
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital 312.926.5900
Jenny Nowatzke
Manager, National Media Relations
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 312.926.2131
Kim Waterman
Manager, Media Relations
Central DuPage, Palos, Delnor, Kishwaukee, and Valley West Hospitals, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, and NM Proton Center 630.315.8090
Jill Edgeworth
Manager, Media Relations
Lake Forest, Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock Hospitals 847.535.6930
Michelle Green
Manager, Media Relations
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 312.926.0755

To request information about Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine or to arrange interviews please contact:

Marla Paul
Health Sciences Editor