Foreign ways and war scars test Minneapolis hospital
New York Times, March 30, 2009
Hennepin County Medical Center, a complex in downtown Minneapolis, offers a vantage point on the ways immigrants are testing the American medical establishment. The new arrivals bring distinctive patterns of illness and injury and cultural beliefs about life, death, sickness, and health. Hennepin spends $3 million a year on interpreters fluent in 50 languages to communicate effectively with its foreign-born patients.