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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Washakie Medical Center offers interpreters


April 8, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

Banner Health Washakie Medical Center interpreters licensed practical nurse Patty Tapia, the VRI (Video Remote Interpretation) and emergency department technician Star (Estrellita) Vazquez stand together in the conference room of the hospital Friday morning.

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center staff members; Star (Estrellita) Vazquez, emergency department technician and Patty Tapia, licensed practical nurse recently completed certification in the Banner Health Spanish language assistance program to be interpreters for the Spanish speaking population of the community.

"They both really care about people and want to help people and to be an interpreter, especially in a medical setting; you have to have that heart to be able to do that. Sometimes you are interpreting messages that are not easy so it's really important that they go t...

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