Newsroom

Nuvance Health offers current information and specialist interviews to members of the media. We enjoy collaborating with you to share important information and cover compelling healthcare stories.

Health Tips and News
Welcome to the Nuvance Health® Newsroom. Our team is available to assist members of the media. We welcome the opportunity to provide what you need. Please review our media policies and guidelines in advance of your request.


Healthcare Specialist Interviews

Please contact a Newsroom team member to request information or arrange interviews with a healthcare specialist. Specialists can offer insights about a variety of topics — from cancer, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, to prevention, research, and breaking and trending healthcare topics.



Onsite Media Requests

Contact a Newsroom team member before conducting interviews, filming or taking pictures at any of our locations.

Health Tips, News & Announcements

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Patient Conditions
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects all patients’ privacy. Our patients have the right to refuse any release of their information.

Patient confidentiality, privacy and safety are among our highest priorities. We do not release patient information beyond what is allowable under HIPAA without written consent from the patient, the patient’s guardian for minors or the patient’s next of kin.


Under HIPAA, we can release information about the condition of a patient only if the requestor’s inquiry contains the patient’s first and last name, date of birth and/or town of residency. Without complete and accurate information, we cannot release any information.


If we can release the condition, we provide only relevant information. A patient’s status is defined as:

  • Undetermined: Patient is awaiting assessment.
  • Treated and transferred: Patient has received treatment and was transferred to a different facility.
  • Treated and released: Patient has received treatment but was not admitted.
  • Good: Patient has excellent health indicators, including stable and normal vital signs. Patient is comfortable and conscious.
  • Fair: Patient has favorable health indicators, including stable and normal vital signs. Patient is conscious but may be uncomfortable.
  • Critical: Patient has unfavorable health indicators, including unstable vital signs that are not within normal limits. Patient is unconscious.
  • Serious: Patient has questionable health indicators, including unstable vital signs that are not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill or injured.


Newsroom Contacts

Team members cover specific Nuvance Health locations, healthcare topics and other issues. If you do not see the topic you are covering, please contact any team member and we will connect you with the appropriate person.


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Contact Information

 

Andrea Rynn
Assistant Vice President, Community, Government and Public Relations

Hospital(s): Nuvance Health Connecticut, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Sharon Hospital

O: (203) 739-7919 | M: (203) 240-4072Andrea.Rynn@nuvancehealth.org

 

Amy Forni
Director, External Communications

Nuvance Health Clinical Service(s): Cancer Institute

Hospital(s): Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital

O: (203) 739-7478 | M: (475) 279-4673Amy.Forni@nuvancehealth.org

 

 

Donald Fantozzi
Manager, Public and Community Relations

Nuvance Health Clinical Service(s): Digestive Health Institute, Neuroscience Institute

Hospital(s): Norwalk Hospital 

O: (203) 852-2251 M: (203) 515-5577 | Donald.Fantozzi@nuvancehealth.org


Contact Information 

 

John Nelson 
Assistant Vice President, Community, Government and Public Relations

Hospital(s): Nuvance Health New York, Vassar Brothers Medical Center

O: (845) 554-1736 | M: (845) 240-4317John.Nelson@nuvancehealth.org

 

Sarah Colomello
Manager, Public and Community Affairs

Nuvance Health Clinical Service(s): Primary Care, Women's Health

Hospital(s): Northern Dutchess Hospital and The Thompson House

O: (845) 871-1720 ext. 1 | M: (914) 474-7332Sarah.Colomello@nuvancehealth.org

 

Marcela Rojas
Manager, Public and Community Affairs

Nuvance Health Clinical Service(s): Heart and Vascular Institute

Hospital(s): Putnam Hospital

O: (845) 230-4773 | M: (845) 320-7777Marcela.Rojas@nuvancehealth.org

About Nuvance Health

Nuvance Health is a system of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and outpatient healthcare services throughout the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut, including: Danbury Hospital and its New Milford campusNorwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut; Northern Dutchess HospitalPutnam Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.

Nuvance Health offers the latest prevention, diagnostic, medical, surgical and rehabilitation services, including through the CancerDigestive HealthHeart & Vascular and Neuroscience Institutes; and primary and specialty care services through Nuvance Health Medical Practices. Nuvance Health also provides convenient healthcare through home careurgent care and telehealth visits.