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Nemours Associate Receives First National Medical Interpreter Certification in Delaware

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

Delaware Valley

Renée Wulf, Certified Medical Interpreter, Spanish language, at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, is the first medical interpreter in Delaware to be nationally certified through the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.

Ms. Wulf’s certification is a proud achievement for duPont Hospital for Children, putting us on the forefront in advancing the medical interpreting profession.  “It illustrates the important role trained interpreters have as part of our health care team and our continuing efforts to ensure patient safety through effective communication,” explains Ed Woomer, Senior Administrative Director, Patient Relations.

Ms. Wulf has been with Nemours since 2006. Prior to that, she was a contract interpreter for Language Service Associates, Willow Grove, PA. Ms. Wulf graduated with a BA in Sociology at Northeastern University, and has an M.S. in Sociology from Colorado State University.

“Professional certification is becoming the standard for dedicated medical interpreters. It highlights the fact that the medical interpreting profession has standards of practice, competency criteria and a code of ethics. The presence of an interpreter with proper training benefits providers and patients to ensure the best health care outcomes,” says Ms. Wulf.

Nemours is committed to offering the best patient experience possible to non-English speaking families in the most beneficial way by providing interpreters. In addition to Spanish, Nemours has been offering interpretive services for 16 years and also offers assistance with 168 different languages, including Burmese, Haitian-Creole, Nepali, Arabic, Korean, and Bengali.

 

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves.