Tag: Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC)

Police Investigating After Lift Truck Tips Over Killing One Worker

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating after a heavy equipment accident claimed the life of one construction worker and injured another, authorities said. A “motorized boom lift” tipped over this morning in St. Thomas near the Moravian Highway, the Virgin Islands Police Department said on Twitter. The two injured workers were transported to the Schneider Regional […]

Health Says Dr. Luis Amaro Is Officially Out As CEO Of Schneider Medical Center

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health issued a two-paragraph prepared statement stating that Dr. Luis Amaro was no longer the CEO of the Schneider Regional Medical Center & Hospital. Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion forwarded an unsigned “press release” from the Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation saying that it had formally accepted […]

Backward USVI Hospital Employees Refuse To Be Vaccinated; Only 54% Have 1 Dose

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some healthcare workers are pushing back against new mandates requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but Schneider Hospital CEO Dr. Luis Amaro said such mandates are nothing new, and are the best way for physicians and nurses to keep their patients safe. Amaro said in an interview with The Daily News […]

2 Men Shot In Contant Bar, 1 Man Critically Injured Is Flown Off-Island For Care: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating a shooting at a Contant bar that left two men seriously injured — one of them critically — on Wednesday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to two gunshot victims at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands […]

Traveling ICU Nurse Notices Territory Could Use More Nursing Help In Hospitals Due To COVID-19

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Her battle with COVID-19 began in New York City, shifted to Connecticut and now has her in St. Thomas. That’s where Rachel Hartley currently helps to fight the coronavirus pandemic for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hartley, a 2015 Cedarville University (Ohio) nursing and 2020 Master of Science in Nursing alumna, arrived in the territory in September on […]

7th Territorial COVID-19 Victim Dies At SRMC Hospital On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health received information from the Schneider Regional Medical Center of a death that occurred earlier today. The death could be associated with COVID-19, but further testing is required to confirm it, according to the VIDOH. Two men and two women have died from coronavirus on St. […]

Bryan Says $75 Million From CARES Act Will Go For Stimulus Checks … And ‘WAPA Subsidies’

CHRISTIANSTED — During a press conference Wednesday to update residents on COVID-19, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said the government received $75 million from the federal CARES Act, which will allow for the Government of the Virgin Islands to provide a subsidy for V.I. Water and Power Authority ratepayers, assist the passenger ferry operators, which have […]

VIPD: St. Thomas Man Takes Knife Away From Girlfriend And Threatens Her With It

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center about 1 a.m. today to investigate a report of an assault victim authorities said. An unidentified woman told police that she was assaulted by her boyfriend while they were in their vehicle, and again when they arrived […]

VIPD: Argument Leads To Shooting Of Man Near Convenience Store

CRUZ BAY — Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly admitted to shooting a man after a late night argument near a convenience store in St. John on Friday, authorities said. Lawrence A. Powell, Jr. 30, of Grunwald, was arrested by the VIPD about 11:03 a.m. Saturday and charged with first-degree assault, the Virgin Islands […]

3 St. Thomas Hospital Executives Found Guilty On All 44 Corruption Charges

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas jurors took less than a day to find three former Schneider Hospital executives guilty of 44 criminal charges, including racketeering and embezzlement of more than $3 million. In the long-awaited retrial of Rodney Miller, Sr., Amos Carty, Jr. and Peter Najawicz were found guilty of all counts in a Superior […]