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Elder Vince Haleck (left) — with Dr. Gregory Patch
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Elder Vince Haleck spoke Monday during the LBJ Medical Center news conference where it was announced that starting yesterday, the hospital is offering  orthopedic knee replacement surgical services, under the leadership of...
[l-r] LBJ Hospital’s Chief of Orthopedics, Dr. Ledua; US certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Edwards; LBJ chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina; Elder Vince Haleck of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; and US certified radiologist Dr. Gregory Patch
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Starting today, LBJ Medical Center will begin providing a new orthopedic knee replacement surgical service, under the leadership of Dr. John Edwards, whom, along with his wife Rebecca — a licensed social worker — will be doing missionary work at LBJ for 18 months. This...
People sitting outside at LBJ hospital during power outage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents who were at the LBJ Medical Center Tuesday afternoon had to be evacuated and according to a security officer, it was because there was smoke in the building and a power outage. Reportedly, an employee had turned on a light switch that caused a power surge...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two discretionary federal grants for American Samoa, each through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, for a total of nearly $520,000 The larger of the two grants will provide $400,000 in social and economic development support...
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...

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