Language Access Network Welcomes Dr. Bruce Hensel to Management Team

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Dr. Hensel Brings Further Industry Leading Clinical Expertise to Bear For LAN Clients

Dr. Bruce Hensel, Chief Medical Officer at Language Access Network

Leading health care advocate, journalist and communicator, Dr. Bruce Hensel joins Language Acces Network as Chief Medical Officer.

We are excited a communicator and physician of his stature chose to join our team as we continue to deliver ways to improve how hospitals provide care and the critical importance of trusted communication in achieving better outcomes.

Language Access Network (LAN) is pleased to announce that leading health care advocate, journalist and communicator, Dr. Bruce Hensel, is its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hensel, who is the Regional Director for Communication, Education & Business Development for Emergent Medical Associates, is an award-winning journalist, full professor of medicine and practicing physician who is board certified in two specialties - Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hensel is considered to be one of the pre-eminent health care communicators and healthcare advocates in the country, dedicating his life to empowering people with the information they need to achieve optimal health.

"I am truly excited to join the LAN Team," said Dr. Hensel. “I firmly believe that the service can make the difference between life and death for some patients and, in all cases, make the patient-provider encounter a richer, more efficient and satisfying experience while reducing risk and helping hospitals decrease the costs associated with defensive medicine.”

In his position, Dr. Hensel will help ensure LAN’s service continues to evolve and excel in meeting the specific and unique needs of patients, providers and the healthcare environment. Additional duties will include participating in long-term strategic planning as well as serving as a liaison between the company and the broader healthcare industry. A main focus of his responsibilities will be the delivery of care and the improvement of LAN’s industry leading technology, training and education curriculum.

"The addition of Dr. Hensel gives LAN access to the unique expertise and insights he has gathered through an esteemed career," said James Edwards, LAN’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited a communicator and physician of his stature chose to join our team as we continue to deliver ways to improve how hospitals provide care and the critical importance of trusted communication in achieving better outcomes.”

About Language Access Network, LLC.
Language Access Network, LLC (“LAN”) is the leader in trusted healthcare communications. LAN provides video remote interpretation (VRI) services to hospitals and other medical venues nationwide. As a result of LAN being physician owned and solely focused on healthcare, the Company has unique insight into how to drive better outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and be a true partner to our client hospitals. Targeted towards Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patient populations, LAN provides its rapidly growing client base (currently over 200 medical facilities nationwide) with 24/7/365 access to the highest quality & trained interpreters available via our centralized video language centers. The Company provides clients with real-time video and audio interpretation capabilities in over 200 languages that help clients improve operations, enhance financial performance and build trust relationships through clear communication.

More information is available at http://www.lan.us.

About Dr. Bruce Hensel
As the Chief Medical, Health and Science Editor and Correspondent for NBC4 in Los Angeles, Dr. Bruce Hensel has dedicated his life to empowering people with the information they need to prevent, treat or cure illness and to live vibrant, active lives.

The Doctor’s unique experience as a trained journalist and actively practicing Physician and Educator; Board-Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and a full professor of medicine at UCLA , have made him one of the pre-eminent Health Communicators in the nation-and the ultimate patient, viewer, reader and listener advocate. He is one of the founders of the High Ethics and The Internet Committee, which was formed to insure validity of health information on the Internet and for the protection of privacy.

In 2010, Dr. Hensel won the Television Academy’s Emmy for Best Feature Correspondent and The Edward Kennedy award for Community Service. He received 5 other individual Emmys, three show Emmys, two Los Angeles Outfest film festival awards and 3 Golden Mikes. Other honors include Best Show Awards from the American Heart Association, the California Medical Association and the American Diabetes Association and the Inaugural City of Los Angeles Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to the Community and Achievements in Health Care Reporting.

Dr. Hensel is the host of the nationally syndicated call-in radio show, “Take Charge of Your Health with Dr. Bruce”. He was the Chief Medical Officer in charge of all content for drkoop.com and was a founder of the High Ethics Internet Committee, formed for the protection of privacy and to insure validity of health information on the Internet. He was a contributing editor for Family Circle Magazine and The Ladies Home Journal and is the author of the book, “Smart Medicine: How to Prevent Medical Mistakes and Get the Most out of Your Medical Care,” published by Putnam.

Dr. Hensel, who lost an older brother to a medical mistake, believes that demystifying medicine and distilling conflicting and confusing studies and developments into easily understandable and immediately useful information can help others avoid such mistakes and get the most out of their health care.

Dr. Hensel graduated from UCLA, studied journalism at UCLA and Columbia University and attended Medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his internship and residency training at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital and at UCLA.

Dr. Hensel currently serves as Director of Education, Communication and Business Development for Emergent Medical Associates, the leading Emergency Medicine management company in Southern California.

More information is available at http://www.drbrucehensel.com.

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