Lexington Diagnostic Center provides trained Spanish medical interpretation services.

Deborah Winslow, the Administrator of Lexington Diagnostic Center said, ?There is great need for this type of service in the Bluegrass. It is essential for all patients to be able to communicate effectively with medical staff.? The more understanding there is between patients and medical staff, the more accurate the diagnosis.”

We find that using children or friends of patients to interpret is not as effective and can leave gaps in understanding. ?We utilize telephone interpreting when a patient speaks a language other than Spanish.? ?Bridging the Gap” is a course provided by The Cross Cultural Health Care group. ?To find out more about this group, go to this link:?http://www.xculture.org/BTGwelcome.php

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