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Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $1.4 Million Grant for JFL Hospital

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital pictured before the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding an important $1.4 million grant for the Juan F. Louis Hospital from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricane Maria:

“Today, I am pleased to announce a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant is for $1,440,000 in federal funding to the Juan F. Louis Hospital.

“The grant provides funds for the Juan F. Louis Hospital to utilize contractors to provide the radiology department a temporary radiology space, required to accommodate equipment purchased, and equipment installation necessary for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center’s Radiology Department.

“The proposed scope of work includes:

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Purchase of a Philips CT Scan Machine with warranty,

Purchase of a Philips X-Ray Machine with warranty,

A&E design of the Radiology Department according to the regulatory standards and requirements,

Retrofit of walls, booth windows and doors with lead-lined panels per manufacturer specifications,

Design, construct and install a concrete pad to replace the CAT Scan Room floor per the manufacturer’s technical specifications,

Design and install concrete footings under the THS to support the weight of the radiology equipment per the manufacturer’s technical specifications,

Design and install restrooms for patients who may require them at the point of service.

Installation of a UPS system on the CT Scan and the X-Ray machine to protect the motherboards in light of frequent power grid failures and surges, and

Installation of headwalls in the radiology rooms that will supply emergency medical air, oxygen and vacuum suction.

“This important grant will benefit the Virgin Islands tremendously with our ongoing rebuilding efforts and making the Virgin Islands whole again after experiencing two devastating hurricanes. The United States government and the international community have an obligation to work with the affected local governments to restore infrastructure, provide critical humanitarian assistance and help rebuild our islands.”

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