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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Health Committee carried out a second site visit to the LBJ Medical Center on Tuesday morning, followed by a question and answer session with LBJ management, says committee chairwoman Rep. Andra T. Samoa. The committee held its’ first visit about two weeks ago...
Airial view of LBJ hospital
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Members of the House and Senate health committees visited LBJ Medical Center last week followed by a briefing with hospital officials, during a question and answer session. The LBJ site visit was initiated by the House Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Andra Samoa — and...
Rep. Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — A hearing called by the House Health Committee last week to address the issue of the shortage of nurses at the LB J Hospital revealed a move by the hospital to hire 20 registered nurses from the Philippines. LBJ is awaiting approval from the Governor and Lt. Governor...
Amata with Capitol building in the background
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata achieved major advancement for dedicated hospital funds in stimulus legislation marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee in a bipartisan agreement. American Samoa is expected to see a range of $120 million to $140 million over...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center and the Health Department’s Tafuna Family Health Center have been awarded more than $400,000 in telehealth funding relating to COVID-19 from the US Federal Communications Commission. FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced yesterday the approval of...
LBJ’s Chief Executive Officer, Faumuina John Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center is awaiting discussions with the governor to provide further guidance on whether the new ASG minimum wage increase applies to the hospital’s workforce, as several workers are moving to resign to work in the Executive Branch, says LBJ’s Chief Executive...
Congresswoman Amata with Secretary Haaland
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata drew attention to LBJ in a Wednesday hearing of the full Natural Resources Committee in which Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was testifying. Amata once again pressed the message that LBJ Tropical Medical Center has major modernization needs...
Amata and Army corps in Honolulu
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Honolulu Commander Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall and the Army Corps of Engineers last week, and was briefed on the status of their numerous projects in American Samoa, and discussed their previous report on LBJ Tropical Medical Center. At the...
LBJ Hospital sign
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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