Gala celebration for retired Haitian-born doctor • Caribbean Life

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Despite the treacherous weather Friday evening, employees at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and friends and supporters showed their love and respect for a retired Haitian-born doctor at a gala celebration at Glen Terrace in Brooklyn.

Patrons showered praise on Dr. Jacques Mathieu, 67, who recently retired from DOHMH’s Ft. Greene Chest Center (FGCC), downtown Brooklyn, after 25 years of uninterrupted DOHMH service.

They described him, among other superlatives, as humble, quiet, caring, helpful, kind-hearted, compassionate, dedicated and awesome.

“You have touched a lot of people,” Jamaican-born Errol Robinson, director of clinical operations at DOHMH’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control…

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