Interpreter translates for Spanish-speakers at free clinic
Monday, March 27, 2017
By Journal Review
The man was a “walking coma.”
Staff at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic had ordered lab tests for a new patient who had a laundry list of health problems and glucose numbers that were off the charts.
Nurse manager Michele Thompson and nurse practitioner Kay Nannet knew they had to tell the man to go to the hospital, but he didn’t speak English. So they asked Linda Johnson, the clinic’s medical interpreter, to call the patient.