Resources for Reporters

Mercyhealth has a variety of physicians and medical experts who can discuss a wide range of topics with the media. Please contact Trish Reed with your requests.

Media relations staff in the Marketing and Public Relations department are available to assist local, regional, national, and international news media in answering questions about the health system, locating an expert spokesperson, or obtaining more information about a news release or event. Members of the news media may contact Marketing and Public Relations between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. For media inquiries outside of normal business hours, please call the hospital switchboards and ask for the public relations representative on call.

Please see our Media Relations Policy for further information.

Marketing and Public Relations

Janesville Office:

Phone: (608) 743-2060

Rockford Office:

Phone: (815) 971-6239

Walworth County, Wisconsin and McHenry County, Illinois Office:

Phone: (262) 949-2341

Media Relations Staff

Barb Bortner

Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: (608) 743-2052
Email: bbortner@mhemail.org

Trish Reed

Media/Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (608) 741-2413
Email: tjreed@mhemail.org