Holyoke Medical Center Announces Partnership With Language Access Network to Improve Patient and Physician Communication

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holyoke Medical Center in has recently implemented the video interpreting services of the Language Access Network ("LAN"). The new partnership will address patients with limited English proficiency and the Deaf and hard of hearing populations. LAN currently provides services in more than 300 medical facilities nationwide with around-the-clock access to the highest quality, trained interpreters available via our centralized video language centers.

"Our mission from day one at Holyoke Medical Center has been to serve the health needs of the community in a high quality and efficient manner," said Rafael Mojica. "The partnership with LAN will provide unique insights to improve overall patient satisfaction for the LEP and Deaf and hard of hearing patients and help them receive the high standard of care to which they are entitled."

MARTTI (My Accessible Real Time Trusted Interpreter) is LAN's exclusive platform for providing immediate access to high quality interpretation resources with one button simplicity and full mobility throughout the hospital. A revolutionary mobile device, MARTTI, provides an easy to use, on-demand qualified medical interpreter service using LAN's dedicated HIPAA compliant high-speed broadband network.

"Patients benefit from the MARTTI device by receiving high quality care without impediments due to language barriers," said Andrew Panos, Chief Operating Officer of LAN. "By providing patients with real-time video and audio interpretation capabilities in more than 200 languages, our health provider facilities are able to improve operations, enhance financial performance and build trusted patient encounters through clear communication."

About Holyoke Medical Center

Holyoke Medial Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Holyoke originally opened its doors in 1893 as Holyoke City Hospital. Each year Holyoke Medical Center admits more than 7,500 patients, while the Emergency Department currently experiences an annual volume of more than 45,000 visits. The center serves an aggregate population of 180,000 in cities and towns which include Holyoke, Chicopee, South Hadley Granby, Easthampton, Southampton, West Springfield and Belchertown.

More information is available at www.holyokehealth.com

About Language Access Network, LLC.

Language Access Network, LLC ("LAN") is the leader in trusted healthcare communications. LAN provides video remote interpretation (VRI) services to hospitals and other medical venues nationwide. As a result of LAN being physician owned and solely focused on healthcare, the Company has unique insight into how to drive better outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and be a true partner to our client hospitals. Targeted towards Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patient populations, LAN provides its rapidly growing client base (currently over 300 medical facilities nationwide) with 24/7/365 access to the highest quality & trained interpreters available via our centralized video language centers.

More information is available at www.lan.us.

CONTACT: Michelle M Kane 310-699-6747

Source: Language Access Network