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Governor Forms Task Force to Begin V.I. Healthy Housing Initiative

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has partnered with local stakeholders and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to launch the V.I. Healthy Housing Initiative to assess housing and healthcare services in four key areas.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical Minute No. 3 – Simple Things to Help with the Pandemic

During these times, we indeed seem to be in a “new normal.” Everything seems to have been put on hold. It is easy to fall into a rut and spend your time finding new ways to do nothing.

DOH Continues Relief Efforts Thanks to Donation by The Anderson Stewart Foundation

DOH presented preventative and safety supplies on behalf of The Anderson Stewart Foundation to Clema Lewis, of the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, and Malik Stradiron, of Ten Thousand Helpers Inc.

SRMC Celebrates the ‘Year of the Nurse 2020’

The theme highlights the critical value nurses contribute to hospitals and healthcare systems. It raises awareness about the tremendous work that nurses do.

United Way Spearheads COVID-19 Relief to Front-line Workers, Vulnerable Residents

United Way has started its first program oriented around COVID-19 relief to get personal protection equipment kits to front-line workers and the most vulnerable residents in the territory.

FEMA Obligates Funding to Begin Design of New Hospitals Across Territory

FEMA has approved $11,979,526 to procure architecture and engineering services for the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St. Croix, the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas and the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

A Second Cynical Clinical Minute: Disinformation and Social Distancing

Over the last couple of decades we have been flooded with information 24/7 via the internet. Unfortunately, this can lead to receiving information that may not be true. This makes it difficult to find out what to do or not to do, especially during these pandemic times.

JFL Thanks Taiwan for Donation of 20,000 Medical Masks

The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) thanked the Government of Taiwan’s Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami (TECO) for its donation of 20,000 medical masks during National Hospital Week.

Feds Give $485,000 to Help Health Centers Expand Testing Capabilities

Frederiksted Health Care Inc. on St. Croix was awarded $275,719 and the East End Medical Center on St. Thomas was awarded $209,149.

Veterans Administration Begins Testing V.I. Veterans for COVID-19

Testing will take place two days a week for the next four weeks beginning on Monday, May 11.

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