May 8, 2015

Health care providers invited to attend “Harnessing Hispanic Health: Strategies for Working with Latinos”

Fall River, MA – Saint Anne’s Hospital and Steward Health Care invite health care professionals to learn about issues that impact caring for the Hispanic community at “Harnessing Hispanic Health: Strategies for Working with Latinos,” with guest speaker Orlando González, EdD, MBA, MS, EMT-P, CHI, of AccuLingua Communications and Consulting Services of Greenville, SC.

This free program for medical professionals will be held on Tuesday, May 19, from 12-1 p.m. at Saint Anne’s Hospital.

Dr. González will cover important topics for health care providers, including:

  • specific Hispanic cultural and linguistic traits that influence patient-provider rapport
  • traditional Latino health beliefs that may impact patient compliance with treatment
  • effective guidelines to use when working with medical interpreters

This program qualifies for risk management study credits for physicians, and continuing education credits will be available for nurses, social workers, and licensed mental health professionals. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge, but advance registration is required. To confirm your reservation, contact Denise Marques, continuing medical education coordinator at Saint Anne’s Hospital, 508-235-5058, [email protected].  

About Saint Anne’s Hospital

Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children from southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island at its main campus in Fall River and its community satellites. Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest community-based accountable care organization in New England. Saint Anne’s has been recognized time and again for quality, safety and service by such organizations as The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.