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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2016

Commissioner Davis Donates Dental Chairs to the 
St. Thomas East-End Medical Center and Fredericksted Health Clinic

Commissioner Nominee, Michelle S. Davis announced this morning, her decision to donate brand new dental chairs to the St. Thomas East End Medical Clinic and the Frederiksted Health Center. “I am pleased to see that these very important and valuable pieces of equipment will be being utilized to enhance public health across the territory. Both STEEMC and FHC have active dental clinics and will put these chairs to work immediately. I support their efforts and will continue to work with the Federally Qualified Health clinics to provide health equity for all Virgin Islanders,” stated Commissioner Nominee Michelle S. Davis, PhD. 

Senator Kurt Vialet, Chairman of the Committee on Health and Hospitals commented “Congratulations to Commissioner Nominee Davis for her wise and swift decision in reference to the dental chairs. It is refreshing to see a commissioner who objectively makes decisions that are in the best interest of the healthcare in the territory. I thank her for responding to quickly.”

Executive Director for the Frederiksted Healthcare Clinic, Masserae Webster added, “FHC is extremely happy to receive the dental equipment from DOH. The donation of the equipment will provide greater access to oral healthcare on the island of St. Croix. FHC appreciates the generosity of Commissioner Nominee Davis and we look forward to continued collaborative efforts with the Virgin Islands Health Department.” 

“This is one of the first of many steps that the Virgin Islands Department of Health is making to collaborate with providers throughout the territory to provide a network of services, to better care for all Virgin Islanders” concluded Dr. Davis.

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