The Public Relations Department of Northwell Health manages external & internal communications. Need press kit information? Find media contacts here.

Overview

Northwell Health Public Relations Department

Contact information:

2000 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: (516) 321-6701
After-hours and weekends: (516) 840-0644

Northwell Health's Public Relations Department manages external and internal communications on behalf of the health network, including media relations, community and employee publications. 

All news media inquiries should be directed to public relations staff members, who serve as spokespersons for the health network, its hospitals and other facilities, and are responsible for arranging interviews with administrators and medical staff. To ensure that the privacy and rights of patients are maintained, patient-related inquiries must also be cleared through public relations staff.

Information for journalists

Are you looking to interview an expert — a physician, surgeon, researcher, nurse, health care executive or other health care professional for a print or broadcast story? Members of the Public Relations Department are available to help develop stories, arrange interviews and coordinate photo or video shoots at Northwell Health facilities.

We can be reached by phone, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (516) 321-6701. For reporters working on late-breaking stories after hours or on weekends, public relations staff members are available on-call, seven days a week and can be contacted via voice or text at (516) 840-0644.

For further assistance, contact the page operator at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset at (516) 562-0100. 

Media contacts

Terry Lynam
Senior Vice President, Public Relations and Chief Communications Officer
(516) 321-6702
[email protected]

Brian Mulligan
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
(516) 321-6773
[email protected]northwell.edu

Heather Ball
Senior Specialist, Public Relations 
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
(516) 465-7917
[email protected]

Andrea Mineo
Senior Specialist, Public Relations
(516) 321-6706
[email protected]

Jason Molinet
Senior Director, Online News Editor
(516) 321-6705
[email protected]

Emily Ng
Director, Research Communications
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
(516) 562-2670
[email protected]

Diane O'Donnell
Senior Specialist, Public Relations
(516) 321-6707
[email protected]

Betty Olt
Director, Special Projects
(516) 321-6709
[email protected]

Michelle Pinto
Director, Media Relations
(516) 321-6708
[email protected]northwell.edu

Denise Weiner
Coordinator, Communications Support
(516) 321-6714
[email protected]

Alexandra Zendrian
Director, Regional Public Relations, Eastern Region
(516) 350-3014
[email protected]northwell.edu

Administrative staff

Brandi Schneider
Specialist, Marketing and Communications Projects
(516) 321-6704
[email protected]

Hospital-based media contacts

Arleen Ryback
Director, Public Affairs
Staten Island University Hospital
(718) 226-2483
After hours: (718) 689-3626
[email protected]

Christian Preston
Director, Integrative Communications
Staten Island University Hospital
(718) 226-2489
After Hours: (347) 489-3038
[email protected] 

Barbara Osborn
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
Lenox Hill Hospital
(212) 434-6074
[email protected]
After hours page operator: 212-434-2468 and a member of the PR staff will be paged

Margarita Oksenkrug
Manager, Media Relations
Lenox Hill Hospital
(212) 434-2456
[email protected]
After hours page operator: 212-434-2468 and a member of the PR staff will be paged

Brian Donnelly
Senior Specialist, Public Relations and Social Media
Lenox Hill Hospital
(212) 434-6060
[email protected]

Tina Dorfman
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Phelps Hospital
(914) 366-3100
[email protected]

Gretchen Mullin
Director, Marketing and Public Affairs
Northern Westchester Hospital
(914) 666-1266
Cell: (203) 733-6475
[email protected]

Lauren Jacobsen
Manager, Public Relations and Community Outreach
Peconic Bay Medical Center
(631) 548-6827
Cell: (631) 599-3330
[email protected]

Adrienne Stoller
Communications Manager
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
(516) 463-7585
[email protected]

Health system facts and annual reports

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 63,500 employees — 15,000-plus nurses and about 4,000 physicians, including more than 3,000 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners — are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. 

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