San Mataeo County Selects Interpreters Unlimited for Medical Interpretation and Translation Contract

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., June 21, 2016– In an effort to streamline efficiency and advocate patient health, the County of San Mateo Health Systems of California sought out companies for an on-site interpretation and medical document translation initiative. The County selected Interpreters Unlimited, a San Diego-based language services company, for the contract which goes into effect July 1 through June 30, 2017.

With this contract, Interpreters Unlimited will work with the County to improve the health, safety, understanding and well-being of San Mateo patients with limited English proficiency or who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing. Medical documents will be translated from English to a multitude of foreign languages which include, but are not limited to, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Tongan, Russian, Arabic, Burmese and Hindi. On-site interpreter services will also be used for the languages listed above as well as, American Sign Language.

“We are thrilled to be selected for this contract,” says Shamus Sayed, vice president of sales and marketing of Interpreters Unlimited. “We will be helping the County to maximize the effectiveness of its health services through comprehensive language and communication projects. Our linguists will improve communication between English speakers and those with limited English proficiency. That is what we are truly passionate about.”

In order to compete for this contract, companies had to submit a request for proposal, six references, and show proof of providing qualified linguists for each language requested.  This process was open to private companies, non-profit organizations and government entities.

For more information about medical document translation and interpretation services please call 800-726-9891 or visit


The IU Group of companies include: Interpreters Unlimited, Accessible Communication for the Deaf, Albors & Alnet and Arkansas Spanish Interpreters and Translators, and are headquartered in San Diego, California as a minority owned company. A combined 70 years in the industry demonstrates a surplus of leadership and best practices, which helped establish its respected role in the language services community. Its services include language interpretation, document translation and non-emergency medical transportation.

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