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Medical Interpreters

May 26th – Translators and Interpreters Walk and Share in Eagan!

Century College Translators & Interpreters Walk & Share May 26th at 9:00 am Join a hike and share! Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park (Meet at the Visitor Center) 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123 Time: Meet at 9:00 AM, leave for hike at 9:30 AM Plan for approximately a 2-hour hike The alumni and students of Century College have created a… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Language Access Advocates, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Translators

Discover Healthcare Interpreting CoreCHI™ Scholarship deadline May 31st

CCHI is pleased to announce the 2018 Spring Cycle of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship.  Our other contributor this cycle is UMTIA (Upper Midwest Translators & Interpreters Association). UMTIA in collaboration with Allina Health held an interpreter professional development event in December 2017 and donated the registration fees to the Discover HCI Scholarship fund. This is a… READ MORE »

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Minnesota Wrestles with Medical Interpreting

How aware are you of the situation facing medical interpreters in the state of MN currently? Did you know that healthcare interpreters must be listed on a statewide roster yet no one actually verifies the interpreters’ credentials or requires them? Did you know that the Department of Health reports that 20% of adverse medical events (those that are preventable)… READ MORE »

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Recent Changes in Medical Interpreter Certification

Did you know that organizations that test and certify competencies are usually certified by an organization that confirms their testing and validation methodologies? Both Health Care Interpreter Certifications (NBCMI and CCHI) were certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). However, NBCMI decided to not renew the accreditation of their Spanish language interpreter certification… READ MORE »

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Somali Medical Interpreters Play Key Role in Pediatric Liver Transplant

Read below to hear an amazing success story that Somali medical interpreters played a huge role in! There are no words for liver transplantation in Somalian refugee Aniso Haji’s native language. As a translator meticulously selected words to describe the medical procedure that would ultimately save the life of Haji’s youngest daughter, Fatuma Abdikadir, members… READ MORE »

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