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Parkland Health & Hospital System Expands Language Access with Language Line(R) Phones in Every Patient Room
Date:10/28/2009

cer awareness among patients. Proceeds from the use of the distinctively pink phones are donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing early screening and diagnostic services for breast cancer nationwide for women and men in need.

"The 'Speak Pink' phone is one more vehicle to help advance breast cancer awareness and information among ethnic groups impacted by language barriers that may not have the level of awareness afforded to others," said Paula Turruchi, Vice President of Women Services for Parkland. "The staff really enjoys having easy access to the phones, and we've already received positive patient feedback from their addition."

"Parkland Memorial Hospital is now the largest participant in our 'Speak Pink' breast cancer awareness program," noted Provenzano.

SIDE BAR: Top 10 Requested Languages by Parkland Patients

1. Spanish

2. Vietnamese

3. Korean

4. Arabic

5. Amharic

6. Burmese

7. Swahili

8. Mandarin

9. Farsi

10. Russian

About Parkland Health & Hospital System

Parkland Health & Hospital System is dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to its care. It has been named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years. For more information, please visit http://parklandhospital.com.

About Language Line Services

Language Line Services, the global leader in telephone interpreting and language solutions, serves clients in government, healthcare, telecommunications, financial services, utilities, insurance and many other industries by quickly connecting them to their customers, patients and sales prospects in over 175 spoken languages as well as American Sign Language (ASL) and Mexican
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