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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.