Orthopedic Surgeon From Imperial Point Tells Harrowing Tale of Post-Quake Haiti

At 73 years old, Dr. Georges Boutin had never been to Haiti, and he had no reason to ever go until a phone conversation he had two weeks ago with his daughter Pier, an orthopedic surgeon who lives with her husband, Mark Hyman, in Massachusetts.

The first pictures of the earthquake's catastrophic impact on Port-au-Prince were appearing on internet and television news. "She didn't ask; she said: 'We're going,'" recalls Boutin of his daughter. They were joined by Hyman and Cindy McCoy, the nursing supervisor at Imperial Point Medical Center, where Boutin works. Deborah Hawk, an anesthesiologist, also volunteered.

Juice mentioned Boutin last week after he appeared in a
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