Congratulations to Marcela Metcalf, Lead Community Health Worker, who received her Medical Interpreting Certification from Truman Medical Centers. She dedicated 60 hours during her weekends to receive this certification — all to benefit the families she serves through Nurture KC’s Healthy Start program.
“I have been interpreting for families for a while, but I wanted to get certified. I put the training to use immediately when one on my participants was having a miscarriage. I was able to interpret over the phone while she was at the ER,” Marcela says. “Many hospitals offer interpretation services, but having a trusted person to help is much better and provides my moms with peace of mind. I interpret for families for various reasons, including children’s schools, WIC, clinics, hospitals, other nonprofits, jobs, Medicaid and sometimes quick court appearances online.”