HSC Communications

The HSC Communications department is responsible for external and internal communication, social media for the HSC, HSC headshots and video production and the external websites for HSC.

Our services include:

  • Preparing news releases
  • Writing feature stories
  • Responding to media queries
  • Handling interview requests
  • Setting up news conferences and media events

Internally, we create the HSC connects weekly email newsletter, send out special announcements and organize Town Hall meetings. 

We also assist with visual creative needs. Submit a photography or video request form to begin a studio project.

Submit a Request

Need a professional video or group photo? Our in-house production team can help. Fill out a form to get started.

Our Team

HSC’s Communications team is on-hand to answer your inquiries. Reach out to one of team members below to start working with us.

On weekends or after hours, call the UNM Hospital switchboard at 505-272-2111 and ask the operator to page the HSC Communications on-call representative. Please leave your phone number, and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Alexandria Sanchez

Alexandria Sanchez
Public Information Officer
Office phone: (505) 272-5849
alexsanchez@salud.unm.edu


Cindy Foster

Cindy Foster
Sr. Public Relations Specialist
Office phone: (505) 272-0260
cindyf@salud.unm.edu


Michael Haederle

Michael Haederle
Strategic Support Manager
Office phone: (505) 272-2558
mhaederle@salud.unm.edu


Jett Loe

Jett Loe
Sr. Public Relations Specialist
Office phone: (505) 328-8776
jeloe@salud.unm.edu
Mark Rudi

Mark Rudi
Public Relations Specialist
Office phone: (505) 272-5849
mrudi@salud.unm.edu


Elizabeth Sandlin

Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin
HSC Internal Communications Manager
Cell phone: (505) 238-7201
emsandlin@salud.unm.edu


Allan Stone

Allan Stone
Multimedia Services Manager
Office phone: (505) 925-2488
Alstone@salud.unm.edu


Julian Gutierrez
Social Media Manager
JFGutierrez@salud.unm.edu

We’re here to help

Reach out to discuss your communications needs. Call or email our staff to learn more.

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Patient Communications Disclosure

For patients involved in newsworthy events, the HSC Communications on-call representative can provide the patient's condition, if available. The conditions used by UNM Hospital are:

  • Critical—Immediate threat to life: Patient may be conscious or unconscious. Vital signs are unstable and indicators may be unfavorable. Patients are on life support.
  • Serious—Possible threat to life: Patient is acutely ill and may be conscious or unconscious. Vital signs are stable. Indicators are questionable.
  • Satisfactory/Stable—No Probable Threat to Life: Patient may be uncomfortable, but is conscious, alert, awake and able to communicate with staff. Patient is not intubated. Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Indicators are favorable.

Under the federal privacy law, it is required that you provide a patient's full name when requesting a condition. To avoid confusion and wrong information, the communications on-call representative will not be able to provide a condition without the patient's name.