Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Virginia Medical Interpreting Conference

Virginia Medical Interpreting Conference Oct. 12 at
Mary Washington Healthcare

Fredericksburg, VAMary Washington Healthcare will host the Virginia Medical Interpreting Collaborative Network’s first conference, “Louder Than Words: The Importance of Providing Qualified Language Assistance in Healthcare,”  on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fick Conference Center on the Mary Washington Hospital campus.  The conference will feature breakout sessions on topics such as “Interpreting in a Behavioral Health Setting” and “What Interpreters Need to Know about Quality Improvement.”

In addition, keynote speakers are Linda Joyce, certification and testing director for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, and Mara Youdelman, project director of the National Language Access Advocacy Project and managing attorney for the National Health Law Program.

The $12 conference fee includes lunch. Register at www.nvahec.org. Questions? Contact Pamela Thorpe, Mary Washington Healthcare’s coordinator of cultural services and special projects, at 540.741.2655 or pamela.thorpe@mwhc.com.

What:                      A Virginia Medical Interpreting Collaborative Network Conference “Louder Than Words: The Importance of Providing Qualified Language  Assistance in Healthcare”

When:                    Saturday, October 12, 2013
                                             9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where:                   John F. Fick III Conference Center
Mary Washington Hospital Campus
The Silver Health Building, home of the Moss Free Clinic
1301 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Breakout Sessions: “It can be a tough job, take care of yourself too.”
Larry J. Austin, Director of Pastoral Care
Mary Washington Healthcare, Mary Washington Hospital

“Interpreting in a Behavioral Health Setting”
Cecily Rodriguez, Director, Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competence, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

“What Interpreters Need to Know about Quality Improvement”
DeLana Browning, Quality Improvement Manager
Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center

For more information, click on this link: http://www.vmicn.org/VMICConferenceFlyer.pdf
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Mary Washington Healthcare, based in Fredericksburg, Va., is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient care through over 40 facilities and services, including Mary Washington Hospital, a 437-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a nonprofit health system and has a long-standing commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. Visit www.MaryWashingtonHealthcare.com.

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