Media Contacts

Contacts by location

MedStar Health, Columbia, MD (system headquarters)

Marianne Worley
Vice President, Public Relations & Communications, MedStar Health
202-531-1508 (cell)

Brendan McNamara
Regional Director, Public Relations & Communications, Washington, D.C.

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
410-274-1260 (cell)

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Ryan Miller
Manager Media Relations

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Bob Searson
Director of Marketing and Communications

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Tonja Paylor
Director, Marketing and Communications

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Cheryl Richardson
Director of Marketing

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Holly Meyer
Director, Public Relations, Marketing, and Philanthropy

MedStar Washington Hospital Center (Including MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute)

So Young Pak
Director, Media Relations
202-801-0901 (pager)

After hours, URGENT media matters are handled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call the on-call pager at 202-801-0862.


MedStar Washington Hospital Center, located at 110 Irving Street, NW, is bordered by Michigan Avenue, NW, Irving Street NW, and First Street, NW. Media crews must get clearance before arriving on our campus. Parking is usually available near the hospital’s main entrance. If not, the Media Relations team will guide you where to park. The area outside the main entrance provides a nice backdrop for stand-ups and live shots right in front of the marquee sign — MedStar Washington Hospital Center — which is directly across from the Washington Cancer Institute entrance. We’d also request that journalists do their level best not to identify patients or visitors leaving and arriving at the main entrance (limit close-ups, faces, when possible). Our patients and their family members deserve their privacy and the hospital is on private property.

MedStar Health Home Care

Carrie Koenig
Vice President, Patient Experience and Communication

MedStar Institute for Innovation

Mandy Dorn
Vice President, Innovation Operations, MedStar Institute for Innovation


Beau Westbrook
Communications and Operations Manager, MedStar Institute for Innovation

MedStar Health Research Institute

Allison Kapson
Assistant Vice President, Research Communications, Marketing & Public Relations
443-873-4689 (mobile)