Media Team

Media Requests

The best way to contact the Norton Healthcare public relations team is by calling (502) 629-2999.

For requests with a longer lead time, you may email

Renee Murphy

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Renee Murphy oversees the Marketing & Communications Department at Norton Healthcare. She brings over 20 years’ experience in news, public relations, communications and brand-building via community engagement. Her previous positions include chief of communications for Jefferson County Public Schools and news anchor and reporter for WHAS11 News, both in Louisville.

Kate Eller

System Director of Communications and Public Relations

Kate Eller oversees public relations and communications at Norton Healthcare. She has more than 25 years of public/media relations, communications, marketing, business development, physician relations and community relations experience at several hospitals and health systems, including Advocate Health Care in Chicago, Illinois, and Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and graphic design from Dana College, Blair, Nebraska, and an MBA from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas.

Maggie Roetker, Director, Public Relations

Maggie Roetker

Director, Public Relations

Maggie Roetker has a master’s degree in public relations from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, and more than 25 years of direct communications and public relations experience, 21 of those at Norton Healthcare. Her goal is to connect reporters to subject matter experts and topics that result in great stories that inform and engage readers and viewers.

Lynne Choate, Public Relations

Lynne Choate

Public Relations Manager

Lynne Choate has more than 20 years of health care communications experience and sees great value in partnering with all media outlets to share health education and information. She is a self-proclaimed news junkie and works diligently to get requested information to the media as quickly as possible.

Joe Hall, Public Relations

Joe Hall

Manager, Public Relations

A former reporter for 840 WHAS and the Kentucky News Network, Joe Hall has a knack for helping journalists get to the heart of the story quickly and effectively. Hall also has communications/public relations experience in a variety of industries, including economic development, nonprofit and hospitality/entertainment.

Kevin Wheatley

Public Relations Project Manager

Kevin Wheatley joined Norton Healthcare after a 13-year career in television and print journalism. He understands how to craft stories in different forms for diverse audiences and knows what reporters need when working on deadline.  

Nick Picht

Public Relations Project Manager

Nick Picht joined Norton Healthcare following an award-winning career in television news. His experience as a multimedia journalist gives him an ability to connect with people of all backgrounds and tell their stories in a unique and powerful way.

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