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8/15/09
Culture Connect logo Culture Connect, Inc. will offer Culturesmart’s 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Course at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

The training will run Saturdays, starting September 12, 2009. Spanish and Vietnamese will be offered. Please download the flyer here for additional information or contact Culture Connect directly at 404-292-8457 or info@cultureconnectinc.org

8/1/09
QMC Logo Culturesmart and Quincy Medical Center (QMC) have partnered to offer a 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Course at Quincy Medical Center, 114 Whitwell Street, Quincy.

Bi-lingual speakers of English and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Tagalog will be trained by Culturesmart staff professionals to become medical interpreters. Visit the minisite for more information...Read more

1/24/09 The Interpreter Winter 2009 newsletter: In this issue, read about our Train-the-Trainer Institute, the new advanced self-guided programs, our new collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY) and other information. ButtonClick here to download PDF
8/2008 INDUSTRY NEWS: JCAHO rules to address diversity, language, health literacy
The Joint Commission plans to revise hospital accreditation standards to include diversity, language and health literacy requirements for patient care processes. The commission won’t tell hospitals what technology to use but will lay out expectations and quality guidelines. For example, hospitals could train bilingual staff, hire an interpreter or purchase technology-based interpreter services. ButtonRead more on the Joint Commission website
8/24/08 Save the Date! The Essential Piece course to start on October 18, 2008. Culturesmart is offering a fall 2008 training course for interpreters at Union Hospital-NSMC in Lynn, MA. Currently, we have participants signed up in Italian, Japanese, Khmer and Portuguese and Spanish. For information and to register, visit the minisite ButtonCLASS FULL
6/25/2008
Brain Anatomy of an Office Visit: an Advanced Workshop for Medical Interpreters presented by Lisa Southwick, PA-C, MPAS on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 5-8pm at Cambridge Health Alliance. Read more...Button
4/2/2008 Open enrollment training for medical interpreters: The Essential Piece 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training will be offered at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA. The training starts on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Interpreters and bilingual staff who speak Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Somali and Spanish, are encouraged to apply. Early bird registration is $695.00 until May 31, 2008. More information here. CLASS FULL
3/1/08 Members of the American Translators Association (ATA) will receive 10 continuing education points (CEP) in category A for attending 'The Essential Piece' program. More information about ATA's CEP and the various categories can be found here: ATA Certification: Guide to ATA Continuing Education Points
1/15/08 Download and read The Interpreter Winter 2007-2008. Culturesmart's quarterly source of medical interpreting news PDF icon (467 K)
10/18/07 Industry News: For the second year in a row, Culturesmart develops and publishes interpreter wages and rates survey for the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA).
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to view the raw data, please visit this link

Please note that all information presented in this compensation survey is self-reported and the IMIA and Culturesmart make no claim as to the validity of the responses. Also, as with any national survey, the distribution of survey respondents is not uniform, and the results reflect the total number of respondents. These results can be filtered by state or other parameters, but please notice that in some instances the number of respondents will prevent you from obtaining reliable data.

9/23/07

Culturesmart is pleased to announce that Carolina Grooscors-Arnold has rejoined Culturesmart as a lead trainer and Spanish language coach. Carolina worked with Culturesmart during 1999-2005, drawing on her experience as a medical translator and interpreter. To read more about Carolina's background, please visit our trainer profile page...Green Arrow

9/11/07 Download, print and and read the fall 2007 issue of The Interpreter, Culturesmart's Quarterly Source for Medical Interpreting News. PDF icon(PDF, 316K)
8/1/07 We are pleased to announce that Cathi Kroon of Yale New Haven Health has joined Culturesmart as a consultant and Spanish language coach. Read more... Green Arrow
9/1/07 Open enrollment training for medical interpreters: The Essential Piece 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training will be offered for the first time on the North Shore at NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MA. The training starts on Saturday, October 13, 2007. All interpreters and bilingual staff are encouraged to apply. CLASS FULL
6/29/07 Open enrollment 45-hour multilingual training course to be offered in New York City at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Courses start August 9, 2007. Registration now open. CLASS FULL
  World Journal Article about most recent Culturesmart Interpreter Graduation at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Download Chinese version PDF icon (PDF, 682K)
3/29/07 Download, print and read The Interpreter, Spring 2007 edition, Culturesmart's Quarterly Source of Medical Interpreting News. PDF icon (PDF, 276K)
3/20/07 Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) holds graduation ceremony for healthcare interpreters trained by Culturesmart. This event takes place on Friday, March 23, 2007, at 3:30pm in Elmhurst Hospital Center's Auditorium - 79-01 Broadway, Room A1-22. View the press release PDF icon (PDF, 26K)
3/29/07 Open enrollment 45-hour multilingual training course to be offered in Brockton, MA at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center. Saturdays, starting June 2, 2007 through August 4, 2007. CLASS FULL
10/3/06 Download, print and and read The Interpreter, Culturesmart's Quarterly Source for Medical Interpreting News. PDF icon(PDF, 272K)
9/18/06 The Essential Piece medical interpreter training will be offered in New York City in October 2006. The training will take place at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, NY. Read More...
8/28/06 Culturesmart is offering The Essential Piece medical interpreter training in Newton, MA in January 2007. The training will take place at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA.
8/9/06 Hartford’s Capital Community College to Offer Culturesmart Medical Interpreter Training Course. As part of the City of Hartford’s Mayor’s Healthy Community Initiative... Read More...
5/30/06 Judy Kanter, M.Ed. of Culturesmart chosen in the inaugural group of trainers of the National Medical Interpreter Project for Children's Hospitals. Read More...
4/30/06 Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety interviews Culturesmart client Stefanie Trice of Queens Health Network. Read More...
8/28/06 8/28/06 Culturesmart is offering The Essential Piece medical interpreter training to the general public for the first time in early 2007. The training will take place at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA. All interested interpreters and/or bilingual individuals are welcome to apply...
8/9/06 Hartford’s Capital Community College to Offer Culturesmart Medical Interpreter Training Course. As part of the City of Hartford’s Mayor’s Healthy Community Initiative...
5/30/06 Judy Kanter, M.Ed. of Culturesmart chosen in the inaugural group of trainers of the National Medical Interpreter Project for Children's Hospitals.
4/30/2006 Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety interviews Culturesmart client Stefanie Trice of Queens Health Network
4/23/06

Culturesmart Launches the Fourth Edition of Its Multilingual Medical Interpreter Training Course

3/23/06 Culturesmart's Essential Piece™ training to be offered in the Fall River / New Bedford, MA area. This course is offered free of charge to qualified applicants.
12/31/05 Culturesmart to Cease Offering Its Medical Interpreter Training Program through the HPHC Foundation
02/17/05 Strategic Alliance between Culturesmart and Deaf-Talk as an Value Added Service for Clients
08/11/04 Culturesmart to Deliver Medical Interpreting Training to over 100 Queens Health Network Bilingual Employees
   

 

 
 

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