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August 27, 2013

Medical interpreter program to be offered in Cass County.

Medical interpreter training to be offered in Cass County

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There are three medical interpreters at Logansport Memorial Hospital, Dave Ameen, president and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital said. All three interpreters are certified, Ameen said.

”You can’t provide good care if you can’t communicate properly,” Ameen said.

”If you don’t understand your physician or your physician doesn’t understand you, it’s going to affect the care you get,” Ashcraft said. “It all comes down to communication. Facial expressions and body language can only get you so far.”

When someone completes the program, the participant will receive a certificate of competition.

The program can only accept 25 participants and Ashcraft has already received six registration forms. To find out more about the program, contact Ashcraft at 574-223-2212 or ahec@fultondevelopment.org.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com.

Upcoming dates Sept. 13: Enrollment deadline Sept. 25-27: Language proficiency tests at Logansport Ivy Tech campus Nov. 1-3, 9-10: Bridging the Gap program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Logansport Memorial Hospital Cost: The program costs $100. For more information, contact Jeremy Ashcraft at 574-223-2212 or ahec@fultondevelopment.org.

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