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LBJ Medical Center dialysis staff from the west side, along with dialysis administration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  To honor the dedicated nephrology nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, the second full week in September each year is designated as Nephrology Nurses Week. In 2019, Nephrology Nurses Week was celebrated Sept. 8-14. Together with registered nurses and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's Department of Health is sending a blood sample of the 19-year-old female believed to have died from dengue fever off island for testing. According epidemiologist Aifili John Tufa, although doctors at the LBJ Hospital pointed to dengue fever as the cause...
Road work in Fagaalu on the road going to LBJ hospital
Galuega i le aso Tofi, Aukuso 30, 2019, e toe fa’alelei le auala agai atu i le Falema’i o le LBJ i Fagaalu. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
VA secretary Robert Wilkie with others at 'ava ceremony
VA secretary Robert Wilkie (3rd from top) and a delegation of visitors arrived in the territory yesterday morning and were greeted with a traditional welcoming that included an ‘ava ceremony at the Fale Tele in Utulei. Wilkie and his entourage departed the territory yesterday, but not before he...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal assessment of the LBJ Medical Center, commissioned by the US Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), found that the 50-year-old one-story facility is not in compliance with current seismic and wind requirements; and retrofits would be...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center collected just over $30.14 million in “operating revenue” in the first 6 months of fiscal year 2019, compared to expenditures of over $37.76 million for the same period, according to LBJ’s second quarter performance report for FY 2019 submitted to the...
Dear Editor, In the early morning hours of May 27, 2019, there was a devastating fire in the Ottoville area across from the Mormon church. Three houses were completely destroyed by that fire for a total loss of all contents. While there were no fatalities, local news sources also reported that no...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Starting this past Saturday, June 1st, LBJ Medical Center facility fees for outpatient clinics and related services — for all residents — are temporarily suspended. And, the news is being welcomed by the community. The suspended fees apply to the following clinics:...
Dear Editor, Nurses shouldn't have to answer as to why they work so much overtime. The questions should be: "Why are nurses being investigated for working so many hours overtime?" "Why aren't LBJ Hospital's administrators and HR Dept. being investigated for making nurses work these many hours?" "Do...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News was contacted early last Friday by a disgruntled nurse claiming that her colleagues were about to "walk out" because they were upset that their overtime hours were not included in their paychecks that were issued that day. Apparently the overtime hours for...

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