Office of Public Affairs
Weather and Resource page: http://www.jackson.va.gov/Weather_Alerts.asp
For all media inquiries, please contact Public Affairs Officer James Theres
at (601) 368-4477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is your source for news, information, publications and more.
Support and assistance to members of the News Media and community organizations:
Note: Communicating with the Public and other stakeholders about how we provide exceptional healthcare to Veterans is vital to the work we do. Towards that end, we make every attempt to assist News Media in their newsgathering, to provide access to our facilities, and to make expert resources available. Our top priority, however, is protecting the privacy and security of the patients we serve.
Setting Up Media Interviews
Please contact the hospital Public Affairs Officer if you are interested in locating a VA official or subject matter expert for a story. Patients, in particular, must agree to be interviewed and photographed and must sign a consent form.
Visiting Our Facilities
Patient Condition Reports
Patient condition descriptions
Undetermined – Patient awaiting physician and/or assessment.
Good – Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.
Fair – Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
Serious – Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
Critical – Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.
Deceased – Death status can only be confirmed only after next-of-kin has been notified. Official information on cause of death or additional information will be referred to the county medical examiner’s office. Patients have the right to restrict certain disclosures at any time. If they do, we can no longer provide additional updates.