Staff Profile: Dr. Arty

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Dr. Arty has been with St. Damien for over 20 years now and we cannot thank her enough for the hard work and dedication she has continuously put forth during that time. Her true passion remains in pediatric health care and that is evident in her daily interaction with patients. She is an excellent motivator and doctor and we don’t know what we would do without her.

After some time in private practice, Dr. Arty was ready for a new challenge and new experience that involved more than just giving shots and vaccines. She crossed paths with Dr. Gautier nearly two decades ago and that is when she was invited to come check out St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, which then was in the city of Petionville, and offered a position as a pediatrician with only 15 days to decide. Dr. Arty says, “after that visit I knew right then and there that this is where I was meant to be and I said yes!”

At that time there were only three pediatric doctors working together, all of which are still with us! But as time went on and the need and demand became more obvious, that team grew until they eventually had to move locations to where the hospital stands today in Tabbare. Since the move in 2007, Dr. Arty has been the Medical Director of St. Damien’s Pediatric Hospital.

Dr. Arty comments that the best part of the job is simply being a doctor, being with the patients and treating patients. She lights up when she is with the children in the hospital and does what ever she can to treat them and send them off to live a healthy childhood.

She truly believes and lives out the mission of St. Damien and will keep fighting for it and for the lives of each child who walks though the door. She is a true inspiration and many look up to her as a role model and as an example. Her compassionate demeanor and ability to connect with people benefits her not only as a doctor but also as a teacher to her fellow doctors, our residents and the entire hospital staff. We appreciate the past twenty years she has selflessly given to St. Damien and we look forward to what new and innovative ideas she brings in the future.

Contributed by Avriel Burlot
Communication Specialist

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