Colleagues and friends of CCHI,
2016 was a difficult year for many of us, and we do not know what 2017 will bring. However, I know one thing, we have work to do!
Regardless of any changes that happen in the healthcare landscape, we will remain dedicated to our mission of administering a national, valid, credible, and vendor-neutral certification program.
We are committed to the professionalization of healthcare interpreting. It is our duty and pleasure to provide educational opportunities to all healthcare interpreters. As your Chair, I am excited to see the growth of our CEAP program. All of the trainers and presenters who are on board with CCHI deserve a special thank you from all of us.
I also want to thank every interpreter who became certified with us and every interpreter who put effort into continuing education in 2016. You are CCHI. What you do everyday benefits patients and healthcare providers in many incredible ways!
As this challenging year draws to a close, we at the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters think about all we are grateful for. We are grateful for your support, trust, and loyalty. We are grateful for our growth and development as an organization which is responsive to the needs of our stakeholders.
On behalf of CCHI's Commissioners, staff, volunteers, continuing education providers, and advisers, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday Season and a New Year full of peace, happiness, health, and professional growth.
Margarita Bekker, CoreCHI™