DELRAY BEACH, Fla., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UpHealth, Inc. (NYSE: UPH) today announced Erika Shell Castro has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC). NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States. The newly elected Board of Directors will advise NCIHC’s esteemed national experts in the language services industry.
“Erika is a champion of diversity and inclusion and a true leader in program and employee management, coaching, training, community organizing, development and administration,” said Andy Panos, EVP of U.S. Telehealth at UpHealth. “Her subject matter expertise in language access and training is perfectly aligned with her new role as President of the NCIHC Board of Directors, and I’m excited about the meaningful impact she’ll have on this important organization.”
Shell Castro was previously Vice President of the NCICH Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership and Outreach Committee. She was also selected as the NCIHC Language Access Champion in 2016, which honors a person, program or organization whose work has contributed to improving the lives of all people through the promotion of linguistic competence in healthcare.
She currently serves as the manager of clinical education and compliance for Martti™ by UpHealth and previously served as Martti™’s director of patient advocacy and compliance.
“I am thrilled to continue my journey with NCIHC and further our mission of humanizing healthcare through advocating for equitable access to inclusive care for underserved and diverse populations,” Ms. Shell Castro said. “I am looking forward to continuing our work in diversity, equity and inclusion; creating more accessible options for resource-sharing; and supporting our Partner Success Team as a subject matter expert in Language Access to further our development and advancement of the medical interpreter as an integral part of the health care experience for limited English-speaking patients.”
UpHealth is a global digital health company that delivers digital-first technology, infrastructure, and services to dramatically improve how healthcare is delivered and managed. UpHealth’s solutions holistically enable clients to deliver on their affordability, access, quality, outcomes, and patient experience goals. UpHealth’s technology platform helps its clients improve access, coordinate care teams, and achieve better patient outcomes at lower cost, with care management solutions, analytics, and telehealth tools that serve patients wherever they are, in their native language. Additionally, UpHealth’s technology-enabled virtual care infrastructure and services improves access to quality primary and acute care, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. UpHealth’s clients include health plans, global governments, healthcare providers and community-based organizations.
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