New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Translator busted for scamming patients
News Alexa Altman 6/14/2012 at 3:29PM

A Korean-speaking translator’s scheme was snuffed out when he was caught conning Elmhurst Hospital Center’s non-English speaking patients. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, charged $240 for translation and interpretation assistance – services generally provided for free by the hospital. “Accurate language translation and interpretation services reduce medical errors and increase the [...]

Why is Colorectal Cancer in the News?
Why is Colorectal Cancer in the News?
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 3/08/2012 at 3:33PM

By Margaret Kemeny, M.D. Director, Cancer Center, Queens Hospital Center You may have heard about the efforts of celebrities like Katie Couric and Ozzy Osbourne to promote colon cancer prevention during March, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Since colon cancer is the number two leading cause of cancer deaths in America, many organizations [...]