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Dr. Galina Arvinte Appointed Hotel Dieu Shaver's Chief of Staff

Posted Mar 1st, 2023 in News

After a professional search, Dr. Galina Arvinte has been appointed Chief of Staff for Hotel Dieu Shaver, receiving unanimous endorsement by both the Chief of Staff Selection Committee and Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Board of Trustees. The appointment takes effect immediately.

Since May of 2022, with the passing of long time and highly regarded Chief of Staff Dr. Jack Luce, Dr. Arvinte assumed the role of Interim Chief of Staff, skillfully providing continuity, vision, strong leadership and passion in maintaining and advancing the role of Chief of Staff at Hotel Dieu Shaver.

Dr. Arvinte, a long-time Niagara resident, has been a physician for 35 years, and has been actively engaged as an attending physician at Hotel Dieu Shaver since 2002. As a mentor and a leader, Dr. Arvinte was elected by her medical colleagues as President of the Medical Staff Association in early 2021. With a particular focus on meeting the needs of palliative patients, Dr. Arvinte has earned the respect of her colleagues, the staff, her patients and their families, and the Board of Trustees, providing exemplary holistic care and living the mission and values of Hotel Dieu Shaver.

“Since joining HDS, Dr. Arvinte’s carefully considered advice, knowledge, experience and commitment to continuous learning, research and compassion have proven to be invaluable,” says Anne Atkinson, Chair of the Board. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are very pleased and appreciative of Dr. Arvinte’s willingness to continue with the Hospital as our permanent Chief of Staff.”

“It is a sincere privilege to serve our Niagara community and to work alongside such a respected and compassionate team of physicians and professionals at Hotel Dieu Shaver,” says Dr. Galina Arvinte. “As I step into this new role, I know that no one could ever replace Dr. Luce, but I will always aspire to provide the same level of care, thoughtfulness and leadership that he provided for over 30 years. I am overwhelmed by the tireless work, dedication and support provided to me at Hotel Dieu Shaver and I am committed to doing whatever I can to help continue and strengthen the legacy of exceptional care that we provide to our community, together.”

As Chief of Staff, Dr. Arvinte oversees medical quality of care through Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Medical Advisory Committee, assists the Hospital as lead physician through active participation on the Senior Management team and numerous quality-based committees, continues to serve as attending physician and on call, and acts as an ex officio Trustee on the Hospital’s Board.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Arvinte so capably assume the role as our Chief of Staff,” says Lynne Pay, Chief Executive Officer at Hotel Dieu Shaver. “Through her years with us, she has never failed to impress with her tireless commitment and dedication to her patients and everyone connected with this Hospital. That inspirational commitment to duty, deft ability to learn and adapt, and exceptional skill as an attending physician has been even more apparent through Dr. Arvinte’s tenure as Interim Chief of Staff. Hotel Dieu Shaver is blessed with an exceptional and dynamic group of physicians and Dr. Arvinte’s willingness to maintain the helm in physician leadership is most sincerely appreciated.”

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