Visiting a hospital or doctor’s office can be stressful. It can be even more stressful if you are unable to communicate with your health care team. In these situations, Columbus Community Hospital’s Interpreter Services Department can help.
CCH’s Interpreter Services Department was formed in 2002 when CCH became the first hospital in the region to set up a dedicated medical interpreter department.
CCH has 10 dedicated medical interpreters who help as many as 1,000 patients each month.
From emergency situations to scheduled procedures, they offer various services at the hospital, the Visiting Physicians Clinic and other private clinics in the area.
CCH’s interpreters help to translate medical forms, break down complex instructions and ensure patients understand any paperwork that comes along with their hospital or doctor’s visit.
In addition to CCH’s medical interpreters, the Interpreter Services Department offers on-demand interpreting through an electronic device called My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter (MARTTI).
At the push of a button, MARTTI gives providers and patients access to more than 250 languages. Nearly 60 of these languages are available in live video and audio.
Read more about CCH’s Interpreter Services Department in this “Interpreter Services Breaks Barriers between Patients and Medical Providers
For more information about CCH’s Interpreter Services, please call 402-562-4489 or email Theresa Hilton, director of CCH’s outreach services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th Street
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800