DeJongh's legacy: JFL shuttered  

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MissJustice
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Budget cut in half
Dozens of experienced nurses fled to states after illegal 8% cut
Dozens more left when deJongh removed hospital from payroll
Dozens more left with his Economic 'Stability' Act
More patients without insurance after we were left out of Obamacare

Thanks John
You are Midas
Everything he touched turned to mold

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No Medical School For St. Croix, Committee Recommends

“They will not fund this medical school unless it can get accredited, and in order to be accredited, it has to be partnered with an accredited hospital,” Buckley explained. “And our understanding is that right now Schneider [Regional Medical Center in St. Thomas] is the only one [that is accredited]; Juan Luis is not. [The donor] said that was their number one priority and criteria for determining where the medical school would be placed.”

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a_dugas6
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IMO the hospital is a product of it's own demise. Surgical team is awesome, I know first hand.

However, administration and billing is crippled. I have insurance, pre-authorized surgery in March. I have yet to receive a bill from the hospital. How do they expect to earn money if they don't bill out?

Their crippling is absolutely of their own doing! I know for a FACT that they have little or no interest in fixing their Revenue Cycle, at least not to do what is necessary to fix it, by hiring the right people. I have decades of experience with fixing, and completely turning around hospitals Revenue Cycle, and taking troubled hospitals and getting them out of the red. I tried to apply for a job there, and couldn't even get a return phone call, or email! Given the number of people on St. Croix that are on Medicaid/Medicare, there is no reason why they aren't doing better. They need to realize that sometimes the best person for the job isn't a member of their family! And most likely doesn't already work for them.

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I believe that is incorrect and that JFL is accredited currently. They are under a great deal of scrutiny but I think that quote on that website is incorrect.

Sean

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janeinstx
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Their lab is CMS accredited. The hospital is not

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Iris Tramm
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I was there just last week. This is why I have to leave STX. Shuttering JFL, or losing its accreditation, as devastating of a loss as it would be to this isolated community, is not shocking at all. Tragic, but hardly shocking to anyone who has been paying attention. As someone with frequent healthcare needs, I have watched it slowly deteriorate over the last decade. It is shameful and embarrassing and a horrific place to have to visit under any circumstances. I know they try to do the best they can with what they have, but you can't do nothin' with nothin'.

I'm sorry, STX. You deserve better.

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