Interpreter / Translation and Hard-of-Hearing / Deaf Services
We speak your language
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital has a nurturing, multicultural
and multilingual staff that understands the needs of the community and
serves residents of all ethnicities and backgrounds. We offer the comfort
and confidence of being able to communicate and receive information in
each patient’s preferred language as part of our commitment to provide
the highest level of quality medical care. If your doctor, nurse or other
care providers don’t speak the language that you are most comfortable
communicating in, we provide translation services in more than 210 languages.
MLKCH’s Interpreter/Translation and Hard-of-Hearing / Deaf Services
are available to all MLKCH patients and their families at no cost. Every
attempt is made to provide services in any language by an in-person interpreter,
video conference or by telephone.
MLKCH interpreters facilitate effective and efficient communication between
patients who may have limited English-language proficiency and hospital
staff. This contributes to better health outcomes, and to more satisfying
patient care experiences for all.
Written translation of certain medical documents, correspondence and patient
education materials are available.
MLKCH is working with
Language Access Network (LAN), which provides interpreter/translation and hard-of-hearing / deaf services
to some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. LAN uses only
certified translators and is 100% healthcare focused, so they speak your language.