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New ACA Non-Discrimination Rules

July 18th is coming! Are you ready?
On July 18, 2016, the long-awaited final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities goes into effect. The new rule tackles two vital issues for patient-centered care: language access for Limited English Proficient, deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and visually impaired patients […]

Why Do I Need an Interpreter? A Nurse’s Perspective

After working as a trauma nurse for over twenty years I decided one day that I was done. Little did I know that a past experience would lead me to a new career that I absolutely love and that I am very passionate about. I now recruit interpreters!

As an emergency trauma nurse I saw it all. […]

International Translation Day

Today is International Translation Day!  Congratulations go out to all our translators and interpreters for the work they perform every day and their language skills that drive business around the globe, providing language access for people who need medical, educational, and social services.

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast […]

November Interpreter Spotlight

November’s Interpreter Spotlight shines bright on one of our Cincinnati interpreters, Sandy Winston.

Sandy joined Vocalink four years ago and has been doing Medical interpreting in various facilities for us during that time.  Prior to joining Vocalink Sandy worked as a Medical Technologist for over thirty years doing hospital lab work at Christ Hospital and the Health […]

September Interpreter Spotlight!

This month we are pleased to turn the spotlight to one of our Dayton interpreters, Fern Leland. For the past seven years Fern has been a member of our Spanish interpreting team. In addition she has also been a valuable part of our office team by working as an Interpreter Coordinator. Last year Fern became our […]

Newsflash: One more certified interpreter!

Vocalink is so very proud to announce that one of our prominent linguists, Jorge Crespo, has successfully passed the Certified Healthcare Interpreter exam for the State of Ohio! The certifying body is The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

Jorge’s skill, dedication, and passion have helped him achieve a tremendous honor: the professional and renowned recognition he so deserves! […]

Newsflash: The Difference with The Community Interpreter

As a company devoted to precise interpreting and translation, it is imperative for our interpreters to constantly be improving their linguistic skill. Like an aspiring movie star attends improv or body language classes, an interpreter must have some kind of standard to hold him or herself to. Vocalink offers a solution called TCI or The Community […]

Newsflash: Second Class Community Interpreter Training

On April 19th, Vocalink starts another The Community Interpreter training (TCI) in Cincinnati. Led by our certified trainer, Fern Leland. TCI is the most exciting, comprehensive foundation program in community interpreting in the U.S. and perhaps the world. It offers the only comprehensive textbook in the field. It represents the most topical, up-to-date approach to […]

Newsflash: First Class Community Interpreter Training

On Friday, February 15th Vocalink started our first session of The Community Interpreter training (TCI) in Cincinnati. Lead by our certified trainer, Fern Leland, we have seven interpreters joining our class to start their path towards certification and improving their interpreting skills.

TCI is the most exciting, comprehensive foundation program in community interpreting in the U.S. and […]