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Stoic or Expressive? Culture’s Part in Communication

“You learn something new every day” is one of my favorite sayings … because it is just so true. Last week, I stumbled across a reference to Geri-Ann Galanti’s Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, 4th Edition (Univ. of Penn. Press 2008, Kindle Edition). Delighted to find it available for Kindle, I downloaded it […]

Five Minutes Can Put You at Risk!

“I only have to talk to the patient for five minutes we do not need the interpreter.”  In that five minutes you can put the patient, your facility and your career at risk.

Five minutes

Triage – trying to get by without the interpreter during triage can result in confusion of symptoms, delay in care and patient […]

Tips and Tricks When Being Audited By A Medical Facility

Often annually, hospitals run audits on their vendors, including medical interpreters who come to interpret for patients in their facilities.  Hospitals need to make sure that their patients are protected, and that the interpreters are also protected. This is where the Compliance Department comes into play.

Compliance Departments are where all of the fun stuff happens! […]

October Interpreter Spotlight

October brings the start of the Fall season and Vocalink is proud to announce our Interpreter Spotlight for the month, Marina Camacho!

Marina has been an interpreter for Vocalink for over 10 years, supporting the needs of our clients Spanish language needs.  Her experience spans from supporting medical, social services, corporate America to all levels of […]