Friday, March 2, 2012

Meaningful art


THOUGHTFUL THANK YOU: From left, Andre, Dorce, MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD, and Gérard


To recognize the MGH for its support following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti in 2010, employees Louis Gérard, Patient Transport supervisor, Gregory Dorce, Patient Transport associate, and Farah Andre, patient care associate, presented senior leadership with a painting from Haiti on Feb. 17 in the Trustees Room.

“We wanted to take this moment to say thank you again, on behalf of all the Haitian staff. We are so grateful that you were there for us throughout the recovery process,” said Gérard as he unveiled the artwork.

The piece was painted by Berlin Noncent and depicts the profile of a woman against the image of a drum and guitar, surrounded by a border of bright colors, hearts, musical notes and instruments. Gérard said he selected this painting because it portrays Haiti’s strength and courage.

In the days following the earthquake, the MGH quickly mobilized to offer assistance to those affected by the disaster, both by deploying staff directly to Haiti and by supporting Haitian MGHers struggling to cope with the tragedy from afar. MGH staff members continue to return to the country as part of ongoing relief efforts.  

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