Columbus, Ohio-based Language Access Network is now the exclusive partner providing video language interpretation services to DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, securing LAN’s position as the leading provider of video interpretation services to children’s hospitals nationwide.

LAN will assist the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in addressing the needs of its growing and diverse population via a dedicated HIPAA compliant high-speed broadband network, and through proprietary remote video interpretation equipment — the Martti Express. Martti (My Accessible Real Time Trusted Interpreter) offers immediate access with one button simplicity and full mobility throughout the hospital.

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“We know that being in a hospital can be a traumatic experience for children, let alone being in an institution where a child can’t speak the language,” said Andrew Panos, COO of Language Access Network. “We have special protocols related to interpreting for children and realize that what is effective for an adult needs to be handled differently for a child.”

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The addition of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan brings the total number of children’s hospitals utilizing LAN services to 15. LAN is also the preferred provider to NACHRI, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions and the exclusive provider for CHCA, Children’s Hospital Corporation of America.

Targeted towards limited English proficient and the deaf and hard of hearing patient populations, LAN provides its rapidly growing client base (more than 140 medical facilities nationwide) with around-the-clock access to the highest quality, trained interpreters available via our centralized video language centers. The Company provides clients with real-time video and audio interpretation capabilities in more than 170 languages that help clients improve operations, enhance financial performance and build trust relationships through clear communication.

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