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Health & Wellness

Artist's conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)

Department of Health Concludes Investigation of Possible Death Related to COVID-19

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has ended its investigation of the unexpected death of a 41-year-old male on St. Thomas who recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago.

Heart Disease Is a Top Killer of Virgin Islanders

To help address heart disease, VI Health & Wellness Coaching LLC has partnered with Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition to launch a healthy heart campaign – “Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter.”

Working Together: Patient Assist VI Gives Back to the Community

Thanks to the generosity of an off-island donor, Patient Assist VI was able to distribute much needed medical supplies and equipment to three local community organizations.

FEMA Obligates $2.5M to USVI for Costs of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Grants for emergency protective measures are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response and during recovery from a disaster.

VA Offering Veterans Opportunity for COVID-19 Vaccination

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations to groups of veterans. St. Croix veterans will have the first opportunity on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. Coordination is currently being finalized for the St. Thomas-St. John District and will be published once completed.

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.

Virgin Islands Association DC Donates 10,000 Masks to USVI

Virgin Islands Association DC Inc. has donated 10,000 disposable three-ply masks to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.

Federal Government Awards $6M in Grants to V.I. Department of Health

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Island a grant for health services.

UVI Appoints Charlene Navarro as Director of Medical Simulation Center

Slated to open this summer, the UVI Medical Simulation Center will provide an immersive medical simulation experience to UVI students, as well as continuing education and certification courses for local and visiting healthcare professionals.

Dr. Alfred Heath Joins SRMC Staff to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Nurses, doctors and even one of the territory’s most well-known physicians, Dr. Alfred Heath, took the historic step in the world’s unprecedented undertaking to control and end the COVID-19 pandemic.