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‘We are speaking for the patients’: How Hall County Health Department interpreters work to ensure Spanish-speaking patients have a voice
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Interpreter Supervisor Eduardo Nino-Moreno, right, and interpreter Paloma Y. Leon talk about the importance of their service to non English speaking patients Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, at the Hall County Health Department. - photo by Scott Rogers
“Interpreter needed in women’s health nine.” The calls come over the building’s loudspeakers and one of the Hall County Health Department’s six interpreters heads to room nine, where a patient needs help communicating how they or a family member feels.