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News & Media

We believe we are an important resource for the health of our community. Through a variety of internal and external communication outlets, we are dedicated to keeping our community, patients, and employees informed about the latest hospital news, as well as health topics to keep them well and safe.

You can find our latest news releases or stories in our online News Room. Don’t forget to connect with us on social media through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn or sign up for our community E-Newsletter to stay informed about what’s happening at SRMC.

Members of the News Media

The Marketing & Community Relations Department for Sampson Regional Medical Center facilitates news media by arranging video shoots, interviews, background information, collecting patient condition reports, and other requested information. During regular business hours, call 910-590-8716 or email srmcpr@sampsonrmc.org. After hours, on weekends, and during holidays, call 910-592-8511 and request to be put in touch with the media relations staff member on call or email srmcpr@sampsonrmc.org

Obtaining Patient Condition Reports

For the protection of our patients and in accordance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines, Sampson Regional Medical Center will release one-word condition reports to the media if the reporter’s inquiry includes the patient’s correct first and last name.  Exceptions include times when patients have elected to remain private.  When a patient chooses to remain private, no information can be released nor can it be acknowledged that the person is a patient of Sampson Regional Medical Center. 

Patient Conditions Define

Good 
Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.

Fair 
Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.

Serious 
Vital signs may be unstable and are not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.

Critical 
Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.

Source: American Hospital Association

During normal business hours, reporters may contact the Marketing & Community Relations Department for patient condition reports by calling 910-590-8716. After hours, on weekends, and during holidays, call 910-592-8511. Inform the switchboard operator that you are a member of the news media and would like a patient condition report. The Operator will connect you with the media relations staff member on call.  You may also email at any time to srmcpr@sampsonrnc.org.