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  • Department of Interpreter Services

    Martha Aktchian, manager

    Rhode Island Hospital
    and Hasbro Children's Hospital
    Map & Directions

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 to 4:00 pm

    Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    To request an interpreter, you must call 401-444-8708. After hours, please call the operator at 401-444-4000 for assistance with any language needs.

  • Our Team

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    Our interpreter team represents 13 countries, speaks a total of four languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean, Cambodian) and boasts nearly 140 years of combined experience in assisting patients at the hospital.

    Our specially trained interpreters offer expert knowledge of medical terminology as well as cultures, dialects, and expressions. We will help you communicate effectively with our physicians and emergency staff to ensure that you receive the best possible medical care.

    Because illness and emergencies can be stressful, our interpreters take special pride in helping you feel comfortable and fully explain anything that is unclear. Our mission is to help you receive outstanding treatment so you may return to health.