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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through three separation grant applications filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the LBJ Medical Center is seeking more than $300,000 under the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Funding program to — among other things — support telehealth service with off...
Congresswoman Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata again emphasized health infrastructure in a Wednesday hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, stating for the record that LBJ Tropical Medical Center is “in dire need of replacement or repair.” The oversight...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some surgeries at American Samoa's only hospital, the LBJ, were delayed or cancelled because a critical piece of machinery wasn't working. The autoclave, which sterilises surgical tools, has been down for about a month. Our correspondent said only one operating room had...
Screenshot from virtual Natural Resources committee meeting
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata called attention to Ranking Member Bruce Westerman’s public remarks of support regarding a new or modernized LBJ Tropical Medical Center for American Samoa. Ranking Member Westerman (R-Arkansas) has toured LBJ Medical Center with Congresswoman Amata...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata during virtual committee meeting where she testified
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the need for additional support for American Samoa’s Medicaid program and modernization of LBJ Tropical Medical Center. Amata is an original cosponsor of the Insular Areas Medicaid Parity...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some 46 telehealth programs across the U.S. will receive funding in the latest round of Distant Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants from the US Department of Agriculture. In all, the USDA is investing $42.3 million, including $24 million in CARES Act funds, to 86...
First Lady with maternity ward staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga (third from left) posed for a photo with staff of the Maternity Ward at LBJ Medical Center, during Mrs. Moliga’s visit for the annual Governor’s Christmas Gift presentation to both adults and young patients. She, along with members of the...
First Lady, Cynthia Malala Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — First Lady, Cynthia Malala Moliga accompanied by two cabinet members heads into the Pediatric Ward at LBJ Medical Center delivering gifts to the young patients there on Wednesday morning. The First Lady, led the government delegation during the annual Governor’s...
Elder Vince Haleck
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina expressed sincere gratitude to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Medical Mission to American Samoa which made it possible for many local residents to undergo knee replacement surgery at the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An employee of the LBJ Medical Hospital accused of illegally signing a parent/ guardianship consent form at the LBJ Hospital’s Surgical Clinic is being charged with one count of criminal fraud and one count of offering a false instrument for filling, both class C...

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