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Collins to manage Interpreter Services for hospitals, clinics

Sep. 13, 2012, 9:01 AM

Hope Collins has been named to the new position as manager of Interpreter Services.

She will oversee all operations of the department related to on-site, telephonic and hearing-impaired interpretation and translation services for patients and families at Vanderbilt University Hospital, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, clinics at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks and various off-site Vanderbilt locations.

Hope Collins

Collins served as director of Interpretation and Translation Services with the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute in Nashville for 10 years.

Collins received her Master of Public Administration degree from Tennessee State University.
Then, Collins received certification for Teaching English as a Second Language in 2006 from the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.

She is fluent in Cape Verdean Kriolo and has working knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish.

“Hope brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and looks forward to taking on the challenges represented by Vanderbilt’s growing non-English speaking patient population. We are thrilled that she has joined the Vanderbilt family,” said Terrell Smith, director of Patient/Family Centered Care in VUH and the Clinics.

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