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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

JFL Launches Amnesty Program for Outstanding Balances

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center has launched the 2018 Amnesty Program for outstanding balances owed. Effective immediately until Dec. 31, the program offers up to fifty percent discount on patient balances as of June 30.

Local Professionals Earn Nationally Recognized Certifications in Healthcare

Laura Forbes and Jacintha Stephen, both employees at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St Croix, recently received certifications from nationally recognized healthcare improvement organizations.

Plaskett Announces $550,000 Federal Grant From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“Today the Center for Mental Health Services announced a $550,000 grant to kick off Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) in the U.S. Virgin Islands."
Seniors take part in the annual Quelbe Tramp in Charlotte Amalie

Senior Collaborative Offers Free Balance Classes to Prevent Falls

The next class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 13, at the AARP Office at Sunny Isle Shopping Center.

FEMA Advises Public of Hurricane Preparedness for Persons With Disabilities

People with special needs and their families should approach preparedness planning with additional considerations.

FEMA Shares Guidelines to Help V.I. Families Cope With Post-Hurricane Stress

A toll-free, multilingual and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

Doctors Available in Territory for Chemotherapy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy

Charlene Kehoe of Cancer Support VI has been working on ways to get the word out that chemo is still available in the territory since there are oncologists here.

DHS to Host Workshops on Compassion, Fatigue, Grief Counseling

Green Cross Academy of Traumatology will conduct the workshops on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

North Carolina EMS Sends Mobile Operating Trailer to JFL

The mobile medical unit trailer will serve as the operating rooms for JFL’s surgical procedures.

DOH Offering School Nurses, Administrators Training on 2018 Disease Reporting Requirements

The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) is offering a workshop/training on the ‘2018 Disease Reporting Requirements for School Nurses & Administrators.’

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