Sharing department and hospital-wide information and events, professional news and events. operational changes and reminders and interpreter profiles.

  • Volume 10, Issue 2 - January 28, 2022

    In this issue: Migration is Beautiful Week, and the Center for Immigrant Health - Our Director Receives the Janet A. Albrecht Award - ASL Team Receives the William B. Swett Award - Interpreter Profile: Felix Duran

  • Volume 10, Issue 1 - November 5, 2021

    In this issue: Neurology, Healthcare Access and Quality of Care Received by Immigrant Communities and Patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) - Publications with Involve-ment of Medical Interpreter Services - LAC Award Presented to Dr. Uzma Shah during Medical Interpreter and Translator Week - Interpreter Profile: Laila Tagzine

  • Volume 9, Issue 3 - August 18, 2021

    In this issue: To Advocate (or not to Advocate) as a Medical Interpreter - Written Translation by the Department of Quality and Patient Experience - Some Familiar Faces! - Interpreter Profile: Elsa Benavides

  • Volume 9, Issue 2 - April 9, 2021

    In this issue: Medical Interpreters and the COVID-19 Vaccine - Retrospective: Photos Before and After the Start of COVID-19 - From the Director: Transition: Shift to Recovery - Interpreter Profile: Alma T. McDonald

  • Volume 9, Issue 1 - December 2, 2020

    In this issue: Virtual Visits in the Time of COVID-19 - interpreter and Translator Week During COVID-19 - Vox Popoli: Interpreter Survey Results - Interpreter Profile: Khalil El-Rayah

  • Volume 8, Issue 3 - July 24, 2020

    In this issue: From the Director: Recovery and Racism during the Pandemic of 2020 - Reflections of a Work From Home Interpreter - Interpreter Profile: Yvernson François

  • Volume 8, Issue 2 - March 19, 2020

    From the Desk of the Director - MGH Medical Interpreter Works with Migrants on the Texas Border - Workshop on Best Practices for the Care of Transgender Patients

  • Volume 8, Issue 1 - November 1, 2019

    40th Anniversary of Medical Interpreter Services at Mass General, and Medical Interpreter and Translator Week

  • Volume 7, Issue 3 - June 26, 2019

    In this issue: Paving the Way to Health Care Access - Clinical Immersion Experience for Harvard Medical - Interpreter Profile: Janet Heney - End of Ramadan

  • Volume 7, Issue 2 - February 28, 2019

    In this issue: Workshop: Palliative Care Continuum project - Are You a Person or a Robot? - MIS Holiday Party - Interpreter Profile: Beatriz Oropeza Urquhart

  • Volume 7, Issue 1 - November 20, 2018

    In this issue: Workshop: The Medical Interpreter Role in Awake Craniotomy - Ether Day Celebratory Breakfast - Interpreter Profile: António Encarnação

  • Volume 6, Issue 4 - September 13, 2018

    In this issue: My Travels to Southeast Asia - Welcome to Joyce and Farewell to Yocelin - Work from Home Program Nominated for Nathaniel Bowditch Award

  • Volume 6, Issue 3 - May 23, 2018

    In this issue: Developing the Skills to be a Medical Interpreter - Clinical Director’s Corner - Big Operations and Ukuleles - Interpreter Profile: Hany Nakhla

  • Volume 5, Issue 2 - May 26, 2017

    In this issue: Appreciating Arabic Speaking Cultures - Mass GEneral Medical Interpreter Services Receives Partners in Excellence Award - Interpreter Profile: Juhui Mo, CHI

  • Volume 5, Issue 1 - December 14, 2016

    In this issue: To Interpret or Not to Interpret - Interpreter Profile: Andrea Zhu - Epic: Now you can book an interpreter

  • Volume 4, Issue 2 - July 19, 2016

    In this issue: Differences in Idiomatic Expressions of Spanish Speaking Patients By Gustavo García-Barragán, CMI - Medical Interpreter Services Work on Hospital Wide Committees By Andrew Beggs, CMI - Carla Polonsky Awarded Patient Safety Star - Interpreter Profile: Oscar Flores by Andy Beggs

  • Volume 4, Issue 1 - November 25, 2015

    In this issue: “I don’t need an interpreter - I have an app for that” by Anabela Nunes, MBA, Director Interpreter Services - Deaf Culture and More by Susan Muller-Hershon - Profile of a Coordinator at Medical Interpreter Services by Andy Beggs

  • Volume 3, Issue 2 - August 17, 2015

    In this issue: Interpreting in the Mental Health Setting by Carla Polonsky, CMI - Interpreter Profile: Jonathan Fitzgerald, by Andy Beggs - Chantha Long Receives Excellence in Action Award - Kirwan and Polonsky Present at Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference - In Memoriam: Lisbeth Rodríguez

  • Volume 3, Issue 1 - April 24, 2015

    In this issue: The Many Sides of "It Looks Good" When a medical interpreter asks you for clarification, it is usually important. by Andy Beggs, CMI - Cultural Corner: “Could we get a Brazilian interpreter please?” By Flavia Smith - MIS represented in Culturally Competent Care Event - Interpreter Profile: Wayne Chen, CHI (Certified Healthcare Interpreter) By Andy Beggs, CMI

  • Volume 2, Issue 3 - June 19, 2014

    In this issue: What Would You Do? Case Studies for Training Medical Interpreters - Interpreter Rounding - Cultural Corner - MIS News Bits - A Glimpse of Chinese Language By Elsa Yee - CyraCom Roundtable - Interpreter Profile: Paola Beccari-Doran, CMI By Andy Beggs

  • Volume 2, Issue 2 - March 1, 2014

    In this issue: Equitable Care, Medical Interpreters and “ObamaCare” By Anabela Nunes - Interpreter Grand Rounds Tackles the Advocacy Issue By Andy Beggs - Obama Administration Issues New Regulation on Lab Results - Did You Know? Part IV: Proofreading in Translation Quality Management. Part IV By Anna Pandolfo - Linguistic Nuances: Arabic and Moroccan Arabic By Rabia Elboukhrissi - Interpreter Profile: Gustavo García-Barragán By Andy Beggs

  • Volume 2, Issue 1 - November 30, 2013

    In this issue: Medical Interpreters’ Week By Anabela Nunes, MBA - MIS Hosts Mass General at Interpreter Grand Rounds By Andy Beggs - The Problem with “Race” by Rachel Levison, CMI - Did you know…? A Four Part Series on Translations Part III: Editing By Anna Pandolfo - Interpreter Profile: Chantha Long by Andy Beggs

  • Volume 1, Issue 3 - August 28, 2013

    In this issue: It’s a Matter of Quality and Safety By Anabela Nunes - Conflict and Safety - July Grand Rounds By Andy Beggs - Did you know…? Part II: Revision in Translation Quality Management By Anna Pandolfo - Interpreter Profile: Susan Muller Hershon by Andy Beggs

  • Volume 1, Issue 2 - May 29, 2013

    In this issue: A Reflection on Marathon Monday 2013 By Anabela Nunes - National Certification Updates - White Board Promotes Communication and Education - Director attends DiversityRx Conference in Oakland, California By Anabela Nunes - Did you know…? A Four Part Series on Translations By Anna Pandolfo, Translation Specialist - Interpreter Profile: Sayoko Crabtree by Andy Beggs

  • Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 1, 2013

    In this issue: Name that Newsletter! - A Time for Renewal: The Mass General MIS Mission Statement - National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters’ Oral Exam Comes to Mass General - MIS hosts first Interpreter Grand Rounds - MIS Representation on Mass General Committees - Interpreter Profile: Marina Michurina By Andy Beggs