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V.I. Hospitals Continue to Lose Money

Dr. Luis Amaro, interim Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Regional Medical Center, told the Territorial Hospital Board on Wednesday the projected deficit for Schneider stands at $6 million, but due to non-budgeted COVID expenses and loss of revenue, it could be twice that amount. 

Territorial Hospital Board Talks CMS Reimbursement, Hospital Contracts

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

Territorial Hospital Board Approves Contracts, Improvements for Both Districts

The board of the V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation met virtually Wednesday evening and approved several expenditures for the territory’s two hospitals as well as applications for medical staff.

Hospital Board Forms Committee to Oversee Rebuilding

The V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation Board created a committee to oversee construction or repair of the five medical facilities throughout the territory, but did so in private, using most of its meeting on Monday debating and deciding on the committee in executive session.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Proposed Budget Puts JFL in a Hole to Start Fiscal Year

The proposed budget for the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center will actually start with the hospital in a $21.1 million hole, because of uncompensated care provided to Virgin Islanders and other budget shortcomings.
Masserae Sprauve-Webster presents the proposed budget for Frederiksted Health Care.

Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, Frederiksted Health Care Has Difficulty Getting Gowns, Masks and Gloves

The Senate Finance Committee heard budget requests from Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. and the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.
JFL board members, from left, Christopher Finch, Dr. Anne Treasure and Faye John-Baptiste discuss the hospital rebuild.

JFL Board Discusses Rebuilding the Hospital

With the deadline for bidding on the rebuilding of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital less than a month away, board members were eager to get started sorting through the applications to find a perfect fit.
The JFL cafeteria has been converted to hold non-COVID patients if needed. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

JFL Receives 67 Proposals to Rebuild Hospital

Rebuilding the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital is slowly moving forward with multiple proposals from contractors and a walkthrough scheduled, but board members learned of issues that could delay overall construction.
The hallway of JFL’s new ICU. (Photo by JFL)

Territory’s Hospitals Plan to Synchronize COVID Plans and Policies

After approving more than a dozen health care workers to staff the territory’s two hospitals, the board of the V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation discussed the importance of synchronizing policies and procedures as soon as possible.

JFL Prepares for Surge in COVID Patients

For almost two months, the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital has been training, stocking, hiring and retrofitting to handle a possible surge in patients suffering from the novel coronavirus.





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