One Health V.I.
On the latest episode of One Health V.I., health officials discuss the implementation of the V.I. Health Information Exchange – a system for electronically transmitting a patient's vital medical information.
There was a larger than usual flame at the top of the Limetree Bay Refinery's flare stack and louder than usual noise from the flare over the last week, which the company says is part of the normal startup process and will quiet down when the refinery restarts.
The Board of Elections came close to electing a slate of officers when they met on Thursday, but one member – selected for two positions – was involved in an automobile accident and didn’t make it to the meeting.
In a Government House press release issued on Thursday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed The Moorings, an international luxury yacht charter company, to its new location at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas.
The V.I. Hospital & Health Facilities Corporation Territorial Board approved a number of expenses and contracts for Schneider Regional Medical Center and Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital at their virtual monthly meeting on Wednesday.
Considering that only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle worldwide, Troop 7227 on St. Croix achieved something unusual when six local teens were awarded the Eagle rank at the same time.
Two officers with the Virgin Islands Police Department were arrested in a developing drug-related incident on Tuesday, VIPD officials said at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon.
“Sunday Funday” was not so fun after all for beachgoers visiting the Buck Island Reef National Monument Sunday afternoon. The Virgin Islands National Park said that on Sunday afternoon over 20 people were involved in a chaotic scuffle that led to a shooting, high-speed boat chase and an arrest.
ONE HEALTH V.I. EPISODES
One Health V.I. Episode 1 – Telehealth Services in the Virgin Islands
On this episode of One Health V.I., Dr. Donna Christensen, physician and former V.I. Delegate to Congress, joins Julia Sheen, Health and Human Services policy advisor to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., to discuss implementing telehealth services in the territory.
One Health V.I. Episode 2 – Reconstruction of the Territory’s Hospitals
Darryl Smalls, Vice President of Facilities for the Schneider Regional Medical Center and Juan F. Luis Hospital, provides an update on the renovations and construction of the territory's hospital facilities.
One Health V.I. Episode 3 – Association Health Plans
Julia Sheen, Health and Human Services policy advisor to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., speaks with Omar Haedo, president of Elan Insurance Group, about plans to offer health insurance options to Virgin Islands small businesses and their employees.
One Health V.I. Episode 4 – Integrating Fire and EMS Services
Lisle Evelyn, assistant director for Medical Services at the V.I. Fire Service, discusses how integrating Fire Service and the Department of Health's EMS could save lives in the territory.
One Health V.I. Episode 5 – Implementing the Health Information Exchange
The HIE will allow healthcare providers and patients to securely access and share a patient’s vital medical information via an electronic transmission – improving the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care.