Medical interpreters help facilitate linguistic-cultural communication between patients and health care providers. By federal law, hospitals must provide Limited English Proficient patients with qualified medical interpreters. If you're interested in languages, cultures, and/or careers in healthcare, come learn about:
- the policies that guide hospitals' use of medical interpreters;
- how interpreters are trained and certified;
- their roles and responsibilities;
- how doctors and other health care professionals work with them to provide effective care.
Cecilia Phelan Stiles-Sr. Manager of HR Communiction Systems for Cape Cod Healthcare;
Timoth J. Moriarty-Manager of Baystate Medical Center's Interpreter & Translation Services Department in Springfield, MA;
and Carla Fogaren-System Direcotr of Diversity Initiatives, Interpreter Services for Steward Health Care.
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