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St. Thomas Teen Dies in Car Accident

A 19-year-old St. Thomian, identified as Joseph Santana of Sugar Estate, died early on Sunday when the car he was driving struck a utility pole and burst into flames. The accident also knocked out power islandwide.

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.

First COVID-19 Vaccines Administered in the Territory

An interventional nephrologist on St. Croix and an infectious disease physician on St. Thomas were among the clinical healthcare staff in the Virgin Islands to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Territorial Hospital Board Updates COVID Procedures for Luis Hospital

Rebuilding efforts at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and new COVID-19 and other procedures were the focus of a meeting of the V.I. Government Hospital and Health Facilities Corporation Territorial Board Wednesday evening. 
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.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital pictured before the 2017 hurricanes. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Hospitals Move Closer to Rebuilding with Designers Approved

The Territorial Hospital Board last week approved contractors for architecture and engineering designs for the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix, Schneider Regional Medical Center and Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas and St. John’s Myrah Keating Smith Clinic. 

New Hospitals on the Horizon, Pandemic Restrictions Begin to Loosen

Plans for the construction and repair of local hospitals and clinics are moving forward, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said on Tuesday, and the territory's pandemic restrictions are being eased in light of an apparent reduction of COVID-19 cases.

COVID Positive Queen Louise Residents Back Home

After a few days at Schneider Regional Medical Center, the 11 residents of the Queen Louise Home for the Aged who tested positive for COVID-19 are back at home, recovering and quarantining in place, while the uninfected minority are being housed elsewhere.

Former Schneider Chief Is in the Forefront of COVID-19 Fight

Eugene Woods, former chief executive officer of the Roy L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas, recently testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where he shared some of the strategies his network of 41 not-for-profit hospitals has done to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dozen Queen Louise Residents Getting COVID-19 Treatment at Schneider

Schneider Regional Medical Center extended a helping hand by agreeing to accept 12 critically ill, elderly patients, who tested positive for COVID-19 and need advanced levels of care, according to a release from the hospital.

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