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An empty Department of Health building across from LBJ hospital
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken Wednesday afternoon shows one of the buildings, or wings, at the Department of Health compound at Fagaalu vacant, with construction work expected to start soon, to renovate the building to house patients who will be moved from the LBJ Medical...
Example of an Abbott rapid testing machine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department and LBJ Medical Center are working on a protocol to prioritize who is to get coronavirus tested with the Abbott rapid testing machine and coronavirus test-kits that are now on island, according to ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The machine, purchased for LBJ Medical Center with support from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, to conduct local testing of the coronavirus arrived last Friday on the cargo flight, while the building to house the machine will be completed soon. ASG’s...
LBJ Hospital triage tents
LBJ Hospital on Tuesday set up a triage system utilizing tent triage to separate flu and influenza-like illnesses from other incoming cases. Cases are checked by medical personnel before the patient goes into the enclosed triage tent (on right) . LBJ is currently working with the Church of Latter...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has seen an increase of patients with flu like symptoms while the hospital has set up triage tents at its compound to check on incoming cases, while an appointment-only system is being implemented for LBJ clinics. This is according to Adela Mabala of...
Elenor Lutu-McMoore (left) and Christinna Lutu-Sanchez with gowns and masks
Elenor Lutu-McMoore (left) and Christinna Lutu-Sanchez, along with board members and volunteers of the Agency for Better Living Endeavors (A.B.L.E.) donated early this week at least 300 washable masks and 2 dozen washable gowns to Dr. Reese Tuatoo at LBJ Medical Center. Read story in tomorrow’s...
A Health Ministry staffer monitors the body temperature of travelers n Quito, Ecuador
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center’s has a plan for American Samoa’s response to the coronavirus, including use the Behavioral Health Center at the LBJ compound to isolate and treat patients, says hospital chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina, who stressed that affective...
LBJ chief executive officer, Faumuina John Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With approval of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, the LBJ Medical Center has written off from its financial books, all unpaid and outstanding amounts of the ASG subsidy owed to the hospital, allowing the LBJ to move forward with its “cost reporting” for the Centers for...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of four was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the LBJ Hospital after being stabbed with a kitchen knife. Pepa Taito and Laufala Sio, who were engaged in a drinking session in front of a Aua store a week ago Saturday morning, were arrested in connection with...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted proposed legislation which seeks to amend the current 2% wage tax law and establish by law, the Governor’s Healthcare Professional Succession Initiative. In the cover letter last week to Fono leaders, the governor pointed out that...

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