For the media

We value our relationship with media and journalists. We'll connect you with experts or answer your questions as soon as possible.


The Communications & Public Affairs Department highly values Providence's relationships with the media. 

We make journalists' inquiries a priority. We will work to put you in touch with an expert or get your question answered as soon as we can.

Contact Media Relations

From Monday to Friday during office hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. you can contact:

Ann Gibbon, Leader, Media Relations & Government Affairs

After hours, on weekends and on statutory holidays, 24/7:

We will track down the information you need and arrange interviews with physicians, staff, researchers and patients.

We will work to provide you with photos and video footage whenever possible.

Media interviews & escort

Please follow any public-health rules that may be in place at our sites. For instance, familiarize yourself with the latest policies around mask wearing.

The policies below protect patient, resident and employee confidentiality. They are set out under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act:

  • All media calls must go through the Communications & Public Affairs Department or the Leader, Media & Government Relations. Interviews can take place only once requests are cleared through these channels.
  • All media visiting Providence sites must be escorted in and out of the facility by a Communications & Public Affairs team member (or designate).
  • Communications & Public Affairs must receive written consent from patients before they are interviewed, filmed, videotaped, or photographed. Documentary film producers must submit a written synopsis about their project to Communications & Public Affairs. If consent to film is given, a written agreement must first be signed.

Read here for information about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.