Mitio Trains over 89 Wellstar Employees

Mitio Provides Bilingual Working Adults Online Program for Medical Interpreting

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 17 – The Medical Interpreting and Translating Institute Online (Mitio), an industry leader in online delivery of medical interpreting and translating education, today announced that its founder and President Dr. Lee took part in delivering certificates of completion to 89 Wellstar employees/students.

Congratulations to 89 WellStar team members from throughout the System on their becoming certified medical interpreters. The group, representing 11 foreign languages, was honored at a graduation ceremony held on Jan. 13, 2014, at the WellStar Development Center.

Training was provided by The Medical Interpreting and Translating Institute Online (MiTio), an online certificate/diploma program designed to provide persons with foreign language skills the opportunity to become skilled medical interpreters.

Guest speaker, Nelva Lee, Ph.D., president of MiTio, congratulated the graduates on their commitment to aiding in the delivery of quality, culturally-competent care to our patients and their families.

Courses offered by MiTio are accredited by the International Medical Interpretation Association (IMIA). In late 2012, the MiTio Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, partnered with MiTio to award WellStar Health System a scholarship to train upwards of 270 team members. This training helps WellStar comply with national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and Patient and Family Centered Care Standards, issued by The Joint Commission.

For more information on medical interpretation training with MiTio. Please visit our website at www.mitio.org

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