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Interpreter Services

En Espagnol

Interpreter Services consists of:

  1. On-Site Full-time Spanish Medical Interpreters
  2. CyraCom Phone Language Line: Covering over 200 Languages and Dialects
  3. Cyracom Video Remote Interpretation (VRI): Utilized for Sign Language Interpretation also covering over 200 Languages and Dialects
  4. Braille Translation in Spanish and English of the following:

    • Policy on Patients Rights and Responsibility
    • Consent for Transfusion of Human Blood/Products
    • Consent to Anesthesia
    • Consent for Surgery

For more information contact Diana Y. Santiago, Manager, Patient Advocacy/ Interpreter Services at 610-378-2675 or email her at DSantiago@pennstatehealth.psu.edu .


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Interpreter

St. Joseph Medical Center has hired a Per Diem Sign-Language Interpreter who is available: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM and all day Fridays and Saturdays.

Please keep in mind this time frame of availability when scheduling appointments for Patients needing a Sign-Language Interpreter.

To schedule Kivi (Sign Language Interpreter) to come in to Interpret for a scheduled Deaf and or Hard of Hearing Patient: Please call Diana at 484-650-2275 or Yesmin at 484-388-3780 Monday through Friday, and House Supervisor on Saturdays.