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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2016

DOH Receives Additional Ambulance on St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)) The Department of Health (DOH) recently received a refurbished ambulance on St. Croix, to better serve the community. 

Commissioner of Health, Michelle S. Davis, PhD, expressed, “The Department of Health would like to extend the utmost gratitude to the Honorable Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, the 31st Legislature, the Public Finance Authority (PFA) and the Department of Property & Procurement for assisting in and seeing the urgent community need to replace our aging ambulance fleet, in both districts, as part of the $10 million dollars emergency responder’s fleet legislation.” 

Commissioner Davis also added, “The Department of Health is now able to provide our first responders with the critical tools they need to serve the VI community.  With the receipt of one of the first refurbished, immediate units for the island of St. Croix, this will instill the confidence of our Community in our Department to properly respond to critical emergencies in response to deployment via the VITEMA 911 system.  The goal of the Department of Health’s EMS Division is to respond to all emergencies in a timely and efficient manner and to increase positive patient outcomes.  We look forward to receiving the additional ambulances to address the deficits in our fleet shortly.”

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