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VISN 8 Office of Communication & Stakeholder Relations
The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) Office of Communication & Stakeholder Relations is your source for news, publications, media relations and more.
Our staff are available to assist local media in answering questions about the health care system, locating an expert or obtaining more information about a news release or event. Members of the media who require assistance after hours, on weekends or on holidays should contact our office via email at VISN8CommunicationOffice@va.gov. We will contact you promptly after receiving your message. Office of Communication staff are only able to assist bonafied members of the news media.
Media Relations Policy
To effectively welcome the media to VISN 8 facilities, the Office of Communication has established the following guidelines for arranging interviews, videotape sessions or photo opportunities.
-Please call Public Affairs at the facility to arrange all interviews with any staff member.
-Reporters must identify staff by their official titles in stories related to their work roles at VISN 8 facilities.
-Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so Public Affairs staff can make arrangements.
-To protect the privacy of VISN 8 patients and families, Public Affairs must accompany all reporters, film crews and photographers visiting any VISN 8 site.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
For VISN 8 FOIAs, send an inquiry to VISN8FOIA@va.gov or call Charles Barron at 727-575-8077.
For FOIAs related to the specific healthcare systems in VISN 8, send an inquiry as noted below. For general information on FOIAs, visit https://www.va.gov/FOIA/index.asp
Bay Pines FOIA - VHABAYFOIAOffice@va.gov
Miami FOIA - 546FOIA@va.gov
West Palm Beach FOIA - firstname.lastname@example.org
NF/SG FOIA - VHANFLFOIAOffice@va.gov
VA Caribbean FOIA - email@example.com
Tampa FOIA - VHATAMFOIAOffice@va.gov
Orlando FOIA - OrlandoVAFOIA@va.gov
Questions? Email us at VISN8CommunicationOffice@va.gov.
Public Affairs Contact Information - VISN 8 Facilities
Visit the websites below to find Public Affairs contact information at each of our healthcare systems:
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Orlando VA Medical Center
Miami VA Healthcare System
VA Caribbean Healthcare System