Fiona Phelan Named Media Relations Manager at Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. January 3, 2014) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has named Fiona Phelan, of Killingworth, to the position of Media Relations Manager.   

Phelan brings over 25 years of media experience to this position, most recently supporting the Media Relations Manager position at Saint Francis in her role as Senior Communications Associate. 

“Fiona has been a valuable member of our communications team since 2012 and we look forward to building on a positive momentum at Saint Francis,” said Jim Schepker, Senior Vice President, Marketing. “She will continue to be an asset to the Hospital and our efforts to promote the world-class care that distinguishes Saint Francis.” 

In her new position, Phelan will be responsible for developing television, radio, print and social media coverage of Hospital-related events, programs and services. She will also recommend media strategies and tactics related to the launch of new programs, facilities and technologies at Saint Francis. 

Phelan is an established print publication editor and has previously served as Manager of Corporate Communications at The United Illuminating Company and general assignment reporter for the Connecticut Post.  Phelan has also been a contributing writer for various publications including Business New Haven, Better Health, Connecticut Business Journal, Connecticut Woman magazine, Living on the Shoreline and, among others.  As Senior Communications Associate, Phelan was responsible for writing and editing several Saint Francis publications.   

Phelan has a degree in Journalism from the University of Connecticut. 

Phelan succeeds Media Relations Manager Elaine St. Peter who is leaving Saint Francis due to family relocation. 

Please direct media inquiries to Fiona Phelan:
860-714-1076 (office); 860-712-8517 (mobile); 

 About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of seven major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit