News Media Contacts

Contacts by Location


MedStar Health, Columbia, MD (system headquarters)

Ann C. Nickels
Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Communications
410-772-6661 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
410-772-6678 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
410-409-6399 (after 5 p.m., holidays, weekends)
[email protected]


MedStar Health—Baltimore Region

(MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital)

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media and Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
410-554-2496
410-274-1260 (cell)
[email protected]

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Marianne Worley
Director of Media Relations
703-558-1287 (office)
202-405-2824 (pager)
[email protected]

Yvette Rattray
Media & Communications Specialist
703-558-1593 (office)
[email protected]

On-Call Pager: 202-405-2817
(after hours/weekends/holidays)


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Derek Berry
Director of Communications
202-877-1773
[email protected]


MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Gina Cook
Director, Marketing and Communications
301-774-8774
[email protected]


MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Cheryl Richardson
Director of Marketing
301-877-5556
[email protected]


MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Holly Meyer
Director, Public Relations and Marketing
301-475-6010
[email protected]


MedStar Visiting Nurse Association

Carrie Koenig
Vice President, Patient Experience and Communication
410-540-4634
[email protected]

Christina Heilman
Senior Marketing and Communication Specialist
410-540-4422
[email protected]


MedStar Washington Hospital Center

(Including MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute)

So Young Pak
Director, Media Relations
202-877-2748 (office)
202-877-5338 (fax)
202-801-0901 (pager)
[email protected]

After hours, URGENT media matters are handled 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pager: 202-801-0862