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

Newly Formed Hospital Redevelopment Team Begins Work to Rebuild Facilities

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. 

JFL Illuminated in Honor of National Day of Mourning for COVID-19 Victims

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.

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. 

Territory’s First Baby Born on STX; St. Thomas’s First Follows 12 Hours Later

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.

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.
The JFL operating room staff undergo training on the hospital's new Storz Laparoscopic Tower on Thursday.

JFL Resumes Elective Surgeries and Outpatient Procedures

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital has resumed elective surgeries and outpatient procedures, effective Tuesday, the hospital announced in a news release.
The Roy Lester Schneider Regional hospital. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Schneider Getting In-House Oxygen Machine

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.
A room in the new ICU in the Juan Luis Hospital. (Photo by JFL)

JFL Opens New Intensive Care Unit

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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