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Why this Texas hospital system is doubling down on hiring in-house interpreters

Thursday, June 14, 2018  
Posted by: Dana Walker
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The Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, is on a recruitment drive, seeking

 

to double the size of their existing in-house team of Spanish interpreters in a million dollar plus cost saving initiative.

Parkland is one of the largest public hospital systems in the US and houses 20 community-based clinics, 12 school-based clinics, and a number of outreach and education programs under its banner.

In 2017, Parkland provided more than 1.1m interpretations to patients, up 13% from 2016, and the 80 existing on-staff interpreters handled 30% of this demand, according to Meredith Stegall, Parkland’s Director of Language Services, who Slator interviewed for this article.

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