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The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Public Affairs Office serves as the focal point for official communications between the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System (NWIHCS) and internal and external publics.
Media Inquiries and Requests for Interviews
The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's Public Affairs Office provides support and assistance to members of the news media and community organizations. If you are a member of the media and are requesting information and/or interviews with Omaha VA Hospital personnel or interested in locating a VA official or subject matter expert for a story, please contact Kevin Hynes, Public Affairs Officer, for more information at 402-995-4719, Patients, in particular, must agree to be interviewed and photographed and must sign a consent form.
What You Should Know About Visiting Our Main Facility & Clinics
We strictly adhere to federal guidelines regarding patient privacy as outlined by the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To protect our patients' privacy, we require all reporters and photographers visiting any of our facilities to be escorted by the Public Affairs Officer or designee. Media access may be limited or denied to any area of a facility at the discretion of the medical center director, the patients' healthcare team, or the public affairs officer. All photography taken at the medical center and clinics must be approved in advance by Public Affairs.
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