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As JFL Works to Decrease Wait Times, Hospital Pleads With Public Not to Misuse E.R. For Covid-19 if…

Staff Consortium | January 15, 2022

The Juan F. Luis Hospital on Friday asked the community not to visit the hospital's Emergency Department for Covid-19 testing if they are asymptomatic. The call is part of the hospital's efforts to decrease wait times at the E.R., according to new hospital CEO Doug Koch, who spoke on the matter during a Senate hearing Friday. "We ask the listening and viewing public not to misuse the Emergency Department for Covid-19 tests when you are asymptomatic or not experiencing any symptoms," Mr. Koch said. "Use of the Emergency Department should be reserved for persons who are experiencing severe symptoms. Please be reminded that your Emergency Department wait times are determined based on each waiting person’s care needs, which are determined by a “Severity Index.” The less of an emergency you are experiencing, the longer your wait will be," the…

Temporary St. Croix Hospital, Called JFL North, to…

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2022

St. Croix's temporary hospital, the facility called JFL North whose opening has seen numerous delays,…

Severe Staffing Issues Affecting Hospitals as Employees…

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2022

The territory's two hospitals on Friday told lawmakers that they were experiencing historic staff shortages…

Elan Insurance Launches V.I. SmartCare, a Health Plan…

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2022

Elan Insurance Group, a group of companies headquartered in Miami collaborating to bring competitive,…

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AeroMD Expands with Ground Ambulance Fleet in USVI

Staff Consortium | December 01, 2021

Local air ambulance provider, AeroMD announced Wednesday a new ground ambulances, adding to its U.S. Virgin Islands-based fleet of dedicated medevac aircraft. The company's expansion into ground criti...

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