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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

JFL Recognizes Employees’ Milestone Years of Service, Awards Employee of the Year

Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital (JFL) and Medical Center has named Shenequa Dore RN, an emergency department registered nurse, Employee of the Year.

Cynical Clinical Minute 6 – Wear Your Mask

It seems like many of us believe the pandemic is over. Ferries to St. John are full of tourists. Once on land, very few use masks. Restaurants and bars are full with NO social distancing and NO masks. Many of our residents are following suit.

Department of Health Discusses Suicide Prevention and Resources

With rising stress levels as a side effect of a global pandemic, it is important to know and recognize when someone may be contemplating suicide.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital pictured before the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $1.4 Million Grant for JFL Hospital

This important $1.4 million grant from FEMA for the Juan F. Louis Hospital will go towards the rebuilding in the aftermath associated with Hurricane Maria.

Carambola Property Owners Foundation Donates to Frederiksted Health Care

The foundation has donated $5,000 to Frederiksted Health Care to assist in their COVID-19 response to the community.
Student nurses at UVI's St. Thomas campus join the leptospirosis team.

National Commission Reaffirms Accreditation of UVI School of Nursing

The School of Nursing will remain accredited for the next seven years and is scheduled for its next evaluation visit for fall 2027.

USDA Approves Virgin Islands Hemp Plan

Bryan reiterated his call for Senate action on his administration’s proposed expansion of the Medicinal Cannabis Patient Care Act, which aims to establish a taxed regulated system for the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of cannabis for medical, non-certified and sacramental use.

Oriental Bank Supports Community Health With $20,000 Donation

Beneficiaries include the Juan F. Luis Hospital, the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections, Virgin Islands National Guard and Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

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.

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