For the News Media
Hospice of the Valley welcomes media coverage of end-of-life issues and topics. Our nationally recognized experts are available for interviews.
Director of Communications
Media access to HOV facilities, staff and patients
If you would like to interview, photograph or videotape a staff member, volunteer or patient, advance permission from Communications is required. Permission also is required for visits to our facilities, including live stand-ups and other external shots for video or still photography.
Release of patient information
The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs release of patient information. The law was written to protect the patient's right to confidentiality. Information will be released to the extent permitted by federal and state law. A patient, or the person the patient has authorized as a decision-maker, can opt out of providing any information.