Media Contacts

Contact Information

For general assistance and patient condition checks between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, please call: 434.924.5679.
After hours, weekends and holidays: 434.924.0000 (ask the operator to page the public information officer on call)

You can also contact a public relations representative about specific specialties and medical topics, as listed below.

For assistance with media requests, please call one of the phone numbers above or contact a public relations representative listed below. Per UVA Health System policy, reporters must be escorted by a public relations representative at all times when on Health System property.

Aleksandra Golota

Aleksandra (Alex) joined the UVA Health System as a marketing and public relations specialist in 2018. Before working at UVA, she spent four years as a senior relations manager at Agile Global Health. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Alex's accounts include medical subspecialties, ophthalmology and surgical subspecialties.

Alex Prevost

Alex joined the Health System in 2015 as a marketing/PR specialist. He is a graduate of James Madison University. Alex's primary accounts include orthopedics, sports medicine and media sponsorship coordination.

Eric Swensen

Eric has been with the Health System's marketing department since 2006, writing for and editing a variety of publications and websites. Before working at UVA, he spent about eight years as a reporter with The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va., The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. Eric primarily handles corporate communications and major events.

Hannah Humphrey

Hannah joined UVA Health System as a marketing & public relations specialist in 2016. Before joining UVA, she served as a marketing and sales director for Brookdale Arlington Senior Living in northern Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Hannah's primary accounts include community primary and specialty care and UVA Physicians Group.

Joshua Barney

Josh joined the Health System in 2011 as a writer and editor. He previously worked at The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., first as a reporter and then as an editor. He is a graduate of UVA. Josh primarily covers research and the School of Medicine.

Kim Walter

Kim Walter joined the UVA Health System team in 2017. Before that, she served as a marketing communications specialist for Virginia Blood Services. She also has experience as a news reporter for The Northern Virginia Daily. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Kim's primary accounts include women's services, UVA Children's Hospital and the Transplant Center.

Meghan Bradley

Meghan is a marketing communications specialist with experience in brand management, campaign development and public relations. Before joining UVA Health System in 2010, she was in Chicago, where she worked in the marketing department of the American Lung Association followed by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Meghan's accounts include UVA Heart & Vascular Center, UVA Cancer Center, digestive health, radiology and medical imaging.

Sarah Ridgeway

Sarah joined the UVA Health System in 2018. Before that, she was a content manager at Plow & Hearth. She has experience in public relations, brand management and digital marketing. Sarah’s primary account is Neurosciences and Behavioral Health.