HSC Communications

The HSC Communications department is responsible for external and internal communication. Through its external communication program, HSC Communications: prepares news releases, writes feature stories, responds to media queries, handles interview requests, sets up news conferences and other media events. Internal communications involves the HSC connects weekly email newsletter, special announcements and Town Hall meetings.

 

Contact Us

Office Location

Health Sciences Services Building
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Mailing Address

MSC 07 4360
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Contact Information

To contact HSC Communications on weekends or after hours, call the UNM Hospital switchboard at
272-2111 and ask the operator to page the HSC Communications on-call representative. Leave your phone number and your call will be returned promptly.

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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 Dwyer 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

Patient Conditions

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, may be conscious or unconscious. Vital signs are stable. Indicators are questionable.

  • Satisfactory
    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 the patients 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.