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Daryl Smalls, territorial director of hospital facilities and capital development, told the Territorial Hospital Board on Wednesday a board-directed team will begin to hire staff to power the health facilities' rebuilding now that the first architectural contract has been approved.
The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center was illuminated at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, in honor of the 24 Virgin Islanders lost to COVID-19 and their families.
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.
Ausar Massiah Polius, the first Virgin Islands baby of 2021 was welcomed on St. Croix at 3.27 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
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.
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.
The Senate Finance Committee heard budget requests from Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. and the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.
The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital has resumed elective surgeries and outpatient procedures, effective Tuesday, the hospital announced in a news release.
The Territorial Hospital Board authorized spending to buy an oxygen generating machine for Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas. The moderately-priced move will mostly be paid with federal funding.
Just last week a 12-room intensive care unit was opened at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, an addition that can be used if and when the coronavirus causes critical sickness in St. Croix residents.
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