Media Contacts

Henry Ford Health has some incredible stories to tell, and our Public & Media Relations Team is here to help tell them.

Welcome to Henry Ford Health! We are a leading academic medical center and among the largest and most diverse employers in Michigan, serving customers across five hospitals and more than 250 locations statewide. We have renowned doctors, researchers and experts available to provide insight on topics across the healthcare landscape, and our public & media relations team helps members of the news media connect with them.

We respect the role of the news media and understand the importance of meeting deadlines. At the same time, it’s also our job to protect the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and team members.


You can also contact team members directly if their specialties match your request. We look forward to working with you.

Lauren Zakalik – Director, Public & Media Relations Strategy
[email protected]

Dana Jay – Manager, Public and Media Relations
Primary Health, Pediatrics, Partnerships
[email protected]
(847) 530-0320

Jeff Adkins – Senior Public Relations Specialist
Cancer, Neurology & Neurosurgery
[email protected]
(586) 307-2027

Sal Giacona – Senior Public Relations Specialist
Cardiology & Vascular Medicine, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
[email protected]
(313) 421-9108

Kim North Shine – Senior Public Relations Specialist
Mental Health, Transplant, International Programs, Public Health
[email protected]
(313) 549-4995

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