One Health V.I.
On the latest episode of One Health V.I., health officials discuss the implementation of the V.I. Health Information Exchange – a system for electronically transmitting a patient's vital medical information.
V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has asked President Joe Biden to replace U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert, saying Shappert refuses to meet her, obstructs meetings with other officials for partisan motivations and has replaced V.I. attorneys with stateside people in a discriminatory manner.
Fifteen years after a St. Thomas businessman was found dead in his home with a knife in his neck and four years since police dug into a cold case murder investigation, a Superior Court judge upheld the leading charges in the death of Egbert Stuart.
The V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue has received advanced federal funding from the U.S. Treasury to begin processing the second round of COVID-19 relief checks to Virgin Islanders.
The Virgin Islands Department of Health said on Sunday it was investigating the unexpected death of a 41-year-old man on St. Thomas. The man had recovered from COVID-19 five weeks ago, the department said in its news release.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it had awarded $133 million to the V.I. Water and Power Authority to continue installing composite utility poles and undergrounding electrical equipment on St. John.
It was 1989 when Daniel A. Wolf – flight instructor, airplane pilot, airline mechanic and entrepreneur – along with his eight employees, celebrated Cape Air’s first flight, from Boston to Provincetown.
While the V.I. Health Department is still focused on COVID-19 surveillance, testing and outreach, the rollout of the COVID vaccine in the territory has received “encouraging” support and participation from the community, according to Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.
ONE HEALTH V.I. EPISODES
One Health V.I. Episode 1 – Telehealth Services in the Virgin Islands
On this episode of One Health V.I., Dr. Donna Christensen, physician and former V.I. Delegate to Congress, joins Julia Sheen, Health and Human Services policy advisor to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., to discuss implementing telehealth services in the territory.
One Health V.I. Episode 2 – Reconstruction of the Territory’s Hospitals
Darryl Smalls, Vice President of Facilities for the Schneider Regional Medical Center and Juan F. Luis Hospital, provides an update on the renovations and construction of the territory's hospital facilities.
One Health V.I. Episode 3 – Association Health Plans
Julia Sheen, Health and Human Services policy advisor to Governor Albert Bryan Jr., speaks with Omar Haedo, president of Elan Insurance Group, about plans to offer health insurance options to Virgin Islands small businesses and their employees.
One Health V.I. Episode 4 – Integrating Fire and EMS Services
Lisle Evelyn, assistant director for Medical Services at the V.I. Fire Service, discusses how integrating Fire Service and the Department of Health's EMS could save lives in the territory.
One Health V.I. Episode 5 – Implementing the Health Information Exchange
The HIE will allow healthcare providers and patients to securely access and share a patient’s vital medical information via an electronic transmission – improving the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care.