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Translators help at hospital
Merced Sun-Star

Mai Yang showed up in the emergency department at Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday morning after being involved in a vehicle accident. Yang is one of many who visit the emergency room on a daily basis who don’t speak English. They communicate with medical personnel through the help of interpreters. It’s more effective to use interpreters than to use phone translating services in a hospital setting, hospital officials said, though phone services are used when needed.