Interpreters are crucial to the treatment team

The language access services provided at Akron Children’s can be a life-saver when it comes to treating patients — literally, in some cases. Language Access Coordinator Roula Braidy remembers a refugee family who spent months traveling in and out of emergency rooms, but because interpretive services weren’t available, they couldn’t understand what was happening to […]

Building bridges: Language Access grows to meet demand for services

Language Access interpreters have one goal: making healthcare at Akron Children’s Hospital accessible to all families, regardless of their cultural background or the language they speak.

In the language of their heart Celebrating access to Spanish translation in healthcare on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for May 5. It’s a day to commemorate the freedom and democracy earned during the Civil War. What better day than May 5 to celebrate the strides we are making to help Spanish-speaking families access healthcare?