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NAHAM Patient Access Week

Press Release

Patient Access: Soaring to New Heights

April 1 - 7, 2018


Patient Access Week is a great time to maximize publicity for your department's special activities. An excellent way to maximize coverage is to send a press release to the local media.  


Media outlets may require press releases to follow specific formats. A sample press release is provided, and following are tips on how to plan and organize your press release:  

  1. Work with your Marketing or Community Relations Department to maximize exposure.
  2. Obtain administrative support and approval prior to submitting the press release.
  3. Use hospital/organization letterhead
  4. Double-space
  5. Review document for spelling and grammar.
  6. Highlight specific activities planned within your organization.
  7. Mail press release via first class mail.
  8. Follow the suggested timeline.

Patient Access Week is April 1– 7, 2018.  In order to meet media deadlines, the following timeline is suggested for media distribution:  


Preparation date:   First week in March

Distribution for approval:   Second week in March

Editing final draft:   Third week in March

Delivery to media:   End of March

___________________________ (Insert Organization Name)

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Celebrating Patient Access Week 2018

Patient Access: Soaring to New Heights

April 1–7, 2018


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