Looking ahead to her future career at SBH, Dr. Bien-Aimé smiles. “This job is a dream come true. [SBH] has made great changes and improvements in emergency medicine since I first came here on a residency rotation in 2014. For several years HUM has had the only modern, fully equipped Emergency Department in Haiti. But with the new building at St. Boniface, I think that we are at the same level and are becoming a serious force for emergency care in Haiti.”
The new Center for Infectious Disease and Emergency Care, funded in part by the generosity of the American people through USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program, is set to open on the SBH campus in February 2018. It will be the first-of-its-kind emergency and infectious disease treatment unit in southern Haiti.
Dr. Bien-Aimé has big plans for the emergency department’s growth in the new center. “Dr. Gomes and I are working closely to create new protocols and staffing schedules to ensure our patients always get the best quality of care possible. I am looking forward to also providing training to our ambulance drivers so that they can help stabilize and safely transport critical patients. The [SBH] team has made this great step forward, with the new building, and I want to continue to make the emergency department the best it can possibly be.”