Mary Washington Healthcare is committed to delivering high quality health
care services in a manner that is
respectful and appropriate to an individual's language and culture. This is more than simply a patient's right; it is, in fact, a key
factor in the safety and quality of patient care. We at Mary Washington
Healthcare want to keep you safe and provide excellent care.
The Cultural Services Program at Mary Washington Healthcare provides
professional medical interpreters to patients and their companions who are limited English proficient or
who are deaf.
Interpreter services are
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all patients and families for appointments, procedures, treatments and
hospital stays at NO cost to the patient. This is accomplished by providing
comprehensive language access services and resources including: professional
face to face interpreter, telephonic and video interpreter services and
Associate interpreters for seamless service.
If you require an interpreter:
- When scheduling your hospital appointment or service, if not asked, please
let us know that you need interpreter services.
- When you come to the hospital, tell a hospital staff member if you need
- Or your provider feels it in necessary and appropriate for quality patient
care they may request an interpreter on your behalf.
Cultural Services meets the mission of Mary Washington Healthcare by breaking
down cultural and language barriers. Our healthcare team respects the
unique attributes of our patients and families and we promote quality
care that is sensitive to all patients' needs.
For additional information contact Pamela Thorpe, Coordinator of Cultural
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