From September 15 to October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States. During this time the culture, contributions and history of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are honored and recognized nationally. The Hispanic population has been an integral part to the prosperity of the U.S. and they have left a lasting mark on the country’s culture and economy.
Today’s spotlight features Aline Tedesco, Executive Administrative Assistant.
What do you find most rewarding about working with patients/ clients in your field?
What I enjoy most about being an administrative assistant is being a key person who makes sure everything in the office runs smoothly and being a good team support.
How do you feel you help grow the representation of Hispanics in the medical field?
Hispanics can contribute to bringing a warm culture to a professional environment with people who are friendly, open, and welcoming.
How does having representation in the medical field affect overall patient experience?
Everyone deserves to be treated equally and be represented by qualified professionals no matter where they are from.
How can we overcome language barriers to provide better health care?
Being clear and specific in your communication. Having patience and being willing to provide tools needed for effective communication despite language differences.
What does your Hispanic heritage mean to you?
The way we connect with people and honor all the cultural richness and diversity in our community.