FMC values Certified Medical Interpreters <br> <br>
Flagstaff — Twenty-six hospital Flagstaff Medical Center employees spent 40 hours in the classroom during the week of February 24 learning the clinical background and medical terminology that will give them the title of Navajo Medical Interpreters.
Hospital employees and volunteers who had indicated an interest in interpreting for FMC’s Navajo patients attended the program entitled Bridging the Gap. FMC’s Navajo patients comprise approximately 10 percent of the hospital’s clientele. In all, an estimated 25 percent of all patients at FMC are Native American, according to Public Affairs Specialist Keli Openshaw.