Marketing & Media Resources


Located in northwest Illinois, FHN has 18 locations in five counties: Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Carroll and Winnebago. Our regional offices offer primary care, while most of our specialists are located in Freeport.

FHN is the only healthcare provider in our service area that offers affiliations with all three major hospitals in Rockford, Illinois, as well as with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

Our Promise: As part of your community, we will provide personal, professional and caring healthcare for your entire family. We will provide or find the services you need to make your life better. We will follow through to make sure you are satisfied. We are committed to excellence and your well-being is the entire reason for our existence.

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Marketing

Members of the news media may contact Marketing Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Logos

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If a different file type, or a facility-specific logo is required, please contact Andrea Barthel at andrea.barthel@m45.com or 815-232-2121, ext 231.

Please note that the complete and current name of our regional healthcare organization is FHN. "Freeport Health Network" should not be used; please use FHN in all references.

Marketing Opportunities

If you would like to talk to someone at FHN regarding marketing opportunities or events, please contact Lisa Bull at lisa.bull@m45.com or 815-232-2121.



Public Relations

Members of the news media may contact Marketing Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

News Releases

View our News Releases for the latest FHN news. For more information, please contact Sarah Rogers at sarah.rogers@m45.com.

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Please note that the complete and current name of our regional healthcare organization is FHN. "Freeport Health Network" should not be used; please use FHN in all references.

Audio Resources

FHN is proud to work with the Big Radio family of stations to provide you the latest in health news. You'll hear about a different health topic each week in these 10-minute live interview.

Visit our Radio Broadcasts page to catch the latest interviews.



Media Policies and Guidelines

To effectively welcome media to FHN, the Marketing and Public Relations department has established the following guidelines for arranging interviews, video recording sessions, or photo opportunities.

Spokespeople

Contact Pete Willging at pete.willging@m45.com or 815-232-2121, ext 230, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday to arrange all interviews or background conversations with any member of FHN staff. The department tracks all inquiries from the media, and when appropriate, can provide additional sources for your story.

For a printable headshot of the spokesperson, please click on their photo.

Mark Gridley, FHN President and CEO

Kathy Martinez, FHN Chief Nursing Office, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Incident Commander

Keith Martin, MD, FACOG, FHN Chief Medical Officer

Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Infection Preventionist

If a provider's headshot is required, please contact Andrea Barthel at andrea.barthel@m45.com or 815-232-2121, ext 231.

Please note that the complete and current name of our regional healthcare organization is FHN. "Freeport Health Network" should not be used; please use FHN in all references.

Guidelines

Please note that the complete and current name of our regional healthcare organization is FHN. "Freeport Health Network" should not be used; please use FHN in all references.

• Press must identify staff by their credentials and FHN title in stories related to the staff member’s work or role.

• Press are asked to use the proper FHN name when referring to FHN facilities, services, physicians, employees and patients. (Ex: FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills; FHN Memorial Hospital)

• Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so media relations staff can arrange for a room for media interviews or photoshoots, notify the patient care areas involved and get permission from patients and families.

• Prior to interviewing, filming or photographing patients on-site, a signed patient release from must be obtained prior to the interview.

• To ensure patient confidentiality and privacy, a member of the FHN Media Relations team will accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers at all FHN hospitals, clinics and facilities.

• Reporters inquiring about a patient condition should contact FHN Memorial Hospital at 1-877-6000-FHN (346), with the individual’s full name. HIPAA privacy laws prevent us from providing additional patient information, other than a one-word description – Good, Fair, Stable or Critical. In some cases, you may be given a response from staff, “We have no information on that patient.” This can mean the patient has been transferred to another hospital, they are not a patient of FHN, the patient and/or family has asked no information be released, the patient is under the age of 18, family has not been notified of the incident, or there is a pending criminal investigation.