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Patients Protest Poor Interpretation At UCSD Medical Center

A group of refugee patients gathered outside UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest Tuesday carrying signs that read, “To speak to me is to heal me,” and “No child should have to interpret.” Each slogan was translated into Swahili or Somali, a service the patients say they’re not getting enough of from the hospital. The group assembled as part of a statewide effort to improve interpretation in medical settings.