ALTOONA – Altoona Regional Health System’s Case Management Department will hold an open house from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. April 17 to demonstrate new video conferencing equipment with American Sign Language Interpreters.
The community, particularly the deaf community, is welcome to attend the informational event to be held in the Rotunda, Sixth Floor, Outpatient Center, Altoona Hospital Campus, located at 620 Howard Ave. Refreshments will be served and parking is free in the garage.
Representatives from DT Interpreting Co. and the Case Management Department will demonstrate the equipment and answer questions.
“Our goal is educate the deaf community, family, friends and anyone else with an interest in this service to help this population should they find themselves in our facility. It is our desire to meet their needs in the best ways possible,” said Cathy Sprouse, director of Case Management.
“Also, professionals from other agencies who work with the deaf community are invited so they are informed about our new technology and can tell their clients. Many times, anxiety can be reduced if someone understands how to make an ASL Interpreter request and understands the process of what happens during a visit to the emergency room or upon admission, “said Sprouse.
More information is available by calling 814-889-2256.