This section is intended for members of the news media. UHS maintains a media relations program to provide current news about our programs, services and other activities of interest. The Media Relations department works with journalists to develop stories about our healthcare system including advances in technology, treatments and patient conditions. All media inquiries regarding UHS should be made directly through our office:
UHS Community Relations and Marketing:
10-42 Mitchell Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
Quick Facts about UHS
UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and health care system serving the Greater Binghamton region and the I-88 corridor. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.
UHS exists for the purpose of improving our community's health and meeting its health care needs. In a real sense, UHS belongs to the community. The boards of directors of UHS and its member organizations serve as trustees of the system's health resources. UHS was established as a not-for-profit organization in recognition of its community benefit role and its obligation to return health, social and economic benefits to the community.
Media Guidelines on Campus
A hospital representative should accompany the media at all times while they are in the hospital. A hospital may deny the media access to a patient if the hospital determines that the presence of photographers or reporters would aggravate the patient's condition or interfere with patient care. At their discretion, hospitals may deny the media access to any areas where patients present have an expectation of a certain degree of privacy. The hospital may not disclose a patient’s date or time of death to the media. A hospital may disclose to the media information maintained in the hospital directory, which is a patient’s name and general condition, if the media asks for the patient by name. To contact Community Relations please call 607-762-2336