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Language Access Champions honored in Seattle by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care

Friday, May 24, 2013





7th Annual NCIHC Membership Meeting
PRLog (Press Release) - May 6, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four seasoned healthcare professionals will each be recognized as 2013 Language Access Champions at the 7th Annual Membership Meeting of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).  The purpose of this award is to honor a person, program, or organization whose work has contributed to improving the lives of all people through the promotion of language access in healthcare.  “We are delighted to be able to shine a light on these individuals whose efforts should be known to all,” said NCIHC President Joy Connell.  “Each one has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that everyone, regardless of ability to speak English, has access to services.  Each of these individuals is contributing to what makes sense, is fair, and is right in health care.”


•     Patricia Greene, Director of Patient and Family Services, Southern NH Medical Center

•     Maria Michalczyk, Branch Manager, Coram Healthcare

•     Victor Sosa, Language Access Coordinator, Natividad Medical Center

•     Milly Valverde Alva, Associate Director Language Services, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


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