Why Do I Need an Interpreter? A Nurse’s Perspective.

When people learn that I’m a #VocalinkInsider, they frequently share their own, personal experiences working with interpreters or translators. I will never forget the story one told me [...]

Stoic or Expressive? Culture’s Part in Communication

“You learn something new every day” is one of my favorite sayings … because it is just so true. Last week, I stumbled across a reference to Geri-Ann Galanti’s Caring for Patients from Different [...]

Five Minutes Can Put You at Risk!

“I only have to talk to the patient for five minutes we do not need the interpreter.”  In that five minutes you can put the patient, your facility and your career at risk. Five minutes Triage – [...]

Tips and Tricks When Being Audited by a Medical Facility

Often annually, hospitals run audits on their vendors, including medical interpreters who come to interpret for patients in their facilities.  Hospitals need to make sure that their patients are [...]

October Interpreter Spotlight

October brings the start of the Fall season and Vocalink is proud to announce our Interpreter Spotlight for the month, Marina Camacho! Marina has been an interpreter for Vocalink for over 10 [...]