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Language Services Associates and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters Announce Joint Webinar on Healthcare Interpreter Certification

Language Services Associates

Tuesday, 17 May, 2011

Horsham, USALanguage Services Associates (LSA), a global language service provider offering a full suite of translation, localization and interpretation solutions, will partner with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) in offering a free Webinar entitled: “CCHI AHITM Credential: Meaning and Value for Medical Providers.” 

This Webinar is scheduled for June 7th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and will be co-presented by Mara Youdelman, CCHI Chair, and Armando Ezquerra Hasbun, LSA’s Director of Programs. Additional details are provided below.

Who Should Attend:

Medical providers who are interested in learning more about the current status of healthcare interpreter certification and the CCHI AHITM credential. 

Webinar Description:

CCHI, one of two groups leading the effort behind healthcare interpreter certification, currently offers two examinations for healthcare interpreters: the Associate Healthcare Interpreter (AHITM) exam and the Spanish Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHITM)exam. This webinar will discuss the meaning and value of the AHITM credential for medical providers, including hospitals, health plans, clinics and home health services. During this 60-minute webinar, you will learn more about the current status of healthcare interpreter certification, what the Associate Healthcare Interpreter examination measures, the specific ways hospitals and healthcare organizations benefit from using AHITM certified interpreters and how this credential answers the future needs of the Joint Commission.

Registration Instructions:

To register for this webinar, please click here. You will be asked to provide the following information: first name, last name, e-mail address, organization and job title. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar.

About the Speakers:

Mara Youdelman is Chair of the CCHI and a Senior Attorney at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). At NHeLP, Mara directs the National Language Access Advocacy Project, funded by the California Endowment, to increase awareness of language access issues at the federal level. She also coordinates a national coalition to develop a consensus-driven agenda to improve policies and funding for individuals with limited English proficiency. 

Armando Ezquerra Hasbun is the Director of Programs for LSA. In this role, Armando is responsible for overseeing the research and creation of all LSA’s interpreter programs, while ensuring they run properly and carry out their objectives. Armando is also a federally-certified court interpreter, a certified trainer for the nationally recognized “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreter training program and a professor of interpretation at La Salle University. 

For more information on CCHI and the AHITM credential for healthcare interpreters, please click here.

About Language Services Associates
Since 1991, Language Services Associates (LSA) has been facilitating foreign language communication and eliminating multicultural communication barriers across a variety of settings and industry segments, including healthcare, government, financial services, manufacturing, education and publishing. Founded by Laura K. T. Schriver, who still holds the title of President and CEO, LSA promises to deliver innovative language-based solutions while consistently providing exceptional customer service support. LSA is one of the fastest-growing companies in America, according to Inc. magazine, and one of the world's leading providers of translation, localization and interpreting services, according to market research firm Common Sense Advisory.

LSA is proud to offer all encompassing language and cultural services, including Translation and Localization, Interpreting by Telephone (IBT), Face-to-Face Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), American Sign Language (ASL) and Intercultural Consulting. The company also offers INTERPRETALK Mobile, an on demand telephonic interpreting application for the iPhone and Android devices. 

For more information on LSA, please call (800) 305-9673 or visit us online

Media Contact:
Keri K. Robinson
PR & Marketing Communication Manager
Language Services Associates
(215) 259-7000 x55356
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