Patient Safety Advocate to Keynote at Language Access Event

Ilene Corina will keynote at #NCIHC2014!
Ilene Corina will keynote at #NCIHC2014!
WASHINGTON - Feb. 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Ilene Corina, a nationally recognized advocate for patient safety, will be the keynote speaker for The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care’s (NCIHC) 8th Annual Membership Meeting on June 6 and 7, 2014 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites in Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Corina, President and Founder of PULSE of New York, was selected for her work in advocating for more effective and safe healthcare experiences through the improvement of communication and active patient engagement.

In addition to her work with PULSE of New York, a grassroots patient safety advocacy group formed in 1997, Ms. Corina is a board member of the Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was recognized as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare in 2009 by Modern Healthcare. “Ilene Corina is a dynamic and engaging speaker who brings passion and purpose to her work,” stated Amy Wilson-Stronks, a Director with NCIHC. “A tireless advocate, Ilene is dedicated to patient safety by creating more informed patients. Her session will activate participants to think differently about patient safety by drawing on her personal and professional experience advocating for patients.”

NCIHC, a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States, formalized in 1998 after a series of working group meetings that began in 1994. Since then, NCIHC has organized an annual gathering of hospital administrators, policymakers, researchers, healthcare providers, language access advocates, interpreters, and interpreter educators from around the nation. The two day event consists of interactive and structured information sharing, networking, and brainstorming discussions as well as time for informal focused meetings throughout the event. The theme for the 8th Annual NCIHC Membership Meeting is “Engage, Empower, Evolve: Enhancing Partnerships to Advance Language Access.”

For more information about NCIHC, visit For continuous updates about the 8th Annual Membership Meeting follow hashtag #NCIHC2014 on Facebook and Twitter.

Joy Connell
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