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Public Affairs Office

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center Public Affairs Office serves as the contact for reporters, producers and other media representatives seeking information about the medical center or wishing to interview any medical center employee or resident patients. This office functions as the medical center's news bureau, serving as the primary source of information about the institution, patient care, employees and employee collaboration, awards, reviews, accreditations, medical and research advances, environmental safety and technological advances.

Media Guidelines

The following guidelines can assist you in arranging interviews, video sessions or photo opportunities:

Contact the Public Affairs Office to arrange all interviews with any employee. Use any of the above contact information or email Veterans seeking medical advice should contact their health care provider or dial 911 for medical emergencies.

A public affairs specialist must accompany all media representatives, film crews and photographers while on campus. Our main priority is patient privacy and adherence to HIPAA regulations. We also want to make sure you get the information you are looking for and to coordinate shoot locations and ensure interviews go smoothly.

If you are a student working on a research paper and looking to interview a Veteran about their military experience, we encourage you to contact a Veterans Service Organization for assistance. The public affairs office is not staffed to support research for students. 

Location and Office Hours

Martinsburg VA Medical Center Public Affairs Office
510 Butler Avenue, Building 405A
Martinsburg, WV 25405

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How can I contact the Public Affairs Office?

Public Affairs Staff

David Porter

Chief of Public Affairs

VA Martinsburg health care

Phone: 304-263-0811, ext. 4013


Lona Lozinski

Public Affairs Specialist

VA Martinsburg health care

Phone: (304) 263-0811, ext 2083


Robert Scott

Visual Information Specialist

VA Martinsburg health care

Phone: 304-263-8011, 4013