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Public Relations Contacts

Scripps Health media relations team

The marketing and communications department at Scripps Health is staffed from 8 am to 5 pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.

For media relations assistance during normal business hours, please contact the appropriate representative from the list below.

Media relations team members and beats

Janice Collins

Senior Director of Public Relations

Office: 858-678-7486

Cell: 858-717-0998



Beat areas:

  • Advocacy / industry issues
  • Crisis communications
  • Finance issues
  • Informational technology
  • Legal issues
  • Physician alignment

Steve Carpowich

Public Relations Manager

Office: 858-678-7183

Cell: 858-356-7476



Beat areas:

  • Behavioral/Mental health
  • Cancer
  • Community benefits
  • Dermatology/Plastic surgery
  • Integrative medicine
  • Organ transplant
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology/Eye care
  • Philanthropy
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital (San Diego and Chula Vista campuses)
  • Sports medicine
  • Women and newborn
  • Workforce

Keith Darce

Public Relations Manager

Office: 858-678-7121

Cell: 858-336-9069



Beat areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Emergency/Trauma
  • Executive health/Concierge
  • Infection control
  • Neurology
  • Primary care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Sleep medicine
  • Weight management/Bariatric