Accipio Language Services Provides Medical Interpreting Services to Central Baptist Hospital

Feb 28, 2006: Accipio Language Services has reached an agreement with Central Baptist Hospital to provide medical interpreting services in its Lexington, KY facilities. Accipio will provide both scheduled and on-call services.

Accipio President, Doug Reed says, “Central Baptist is an excellent example of the primary care hospitals that have been leading the way in the provision of medical interpreting. We are very excited to form a relationship with such an outstanding organization.”

Elaine Greer, Director of Pastoral Care for Central Baptist, says, “Accipio Language Services has been an invaluable resource for our hospital. The interpreters are professional and competent. We have used their services both for interpretation and for translation. Our staff has been so complimentary of the interpreters. One nurse recently commented, “I don’t have to wonder if I communicated what I intended to my Spanish speaking patient. Now, I am sure. Please thank Accipio for helping me do my job with competence.”

About Accipio Language Services: Formed in 2005 to meet the needs of Kentucky’s growing Limited English Proficiency population, Accipio Language Services provides interpreting, translation, training, consulting and recruiting. The company works primarily in the healthcare, courts, schools, justice and social services sectors.

About Central Baptist Hospital: Located in Lexington, Ky., Central Baptist Hospital offers some of the most advanced medical facilities, technologies and capabilities available in the region.

Since opening in 1954, we’ve been committed to finding better ways to serve the people of Kentucky’s Bluegrass area. What began 50 years ago as a 173-bed community hospital is now a 371-bed major medical research and education center.

Today, Central Baptist has one of the busiest and most respected heart programs in the commonwealth. We perform almost 9,000 catheterizations and around 1,200 open heart procedures a year. Our Cancer Care Center offers a full range of services, from chemotherapy to clinical trials. Our family-centered obstetrics program delivers some 4,000 babies a year. In fact, we pride ourselves on being the facility of choice for families in central and eastern Kentucky.