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Media Relations

Independence Health System (IHS) media relations staff are available 24-7 to assist journalists by providing information, arranging interviews and accommodating other requests from the media.

To arrange interviews and/or videography/photography of IHS clinicians, staff, facilities and patients, please contact in advance a member of our media relations team.

Media Contacts

Tom Chakurda
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Office: 724-689-0215
Cell: 412-508-6816

Melissa Forster
Marketing and Communications Specialist (Butler/Clarion Area)
Office: 724-284-4200

Robin Jennings
Media Relations Specialist (Westmoreland Area)
Cell: 724-516-4483