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LBJ farewells two key volunteers of the LDS Missionaries program

Dr. Melvin Eric Carter and his wife Nurse Practitioner Sister Allison Carter
Source: LBJTMC press release

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The LBJ Tropical Medical Center (LBJTMC) hosted a luncheon to bid farewell Elder Dr. Melvin Eric Carter, a Cardiologist, and his wife, Sister Allison Carter, a registered nurse and Nurse Practitioner. The event, held at the DDW restaurant in Utulei, was in tribute to the Carters' contributions during their assignment at LBJ Hospital.

The Carters, as part of the LDS Missionaries volunteer program, have made an invaluable contribution to the continuity and enhancement of the healthcare services provided at LBJ Hospital. Their dedication, compassionate care, and commitment have significantly improved the well-being of the community members they have served, impacting both the hospital and the lives of those they have touched.

Dr. Akapusi Ledua, the hospital's Chief Executive Officer, expressed his deep gratitude to the Carters, highlighting their specific achievements. He commended Dr. Carter's establishment of a heart clinic, which has provided care to nearly 4,000 patients and conducted awareness programs and educational talks. Sister Allison's compassionate care and dedication to her patients have also been instrumental in the hospital's success.

“On behalf of the leadership of the LBJ hospital, we want to thank them for their contribution to the healthcare of the people of American Samoa,” said Dr Ledua.

While I was having my personal devotional time, I came across a powerful verse for my morning devotion in Luke 6, verse 45. The Bible says, "A good person produces good things from the treasure of a good heart."

“This verse really resonated with me, as it perfectly encapsulates the love, kindness, compassion, and care that Elder Doctor Carter and Sister Allison have consistently provided to our community.

“Their actions truly reflect the treasure that comes from the goodness of their hearts. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving all our people, and their contributions have made a significant impact,” added Dr Ledua.

Dr. Carter has delivered care to a total of 3,720 patients over the last two years, both at his cardiology clinic at LBJ Hospital and within the community. In addition to the 2,173 patients seen at his clinic, he has actively engaged with the community by organizing health programs and overseeing various initiatives. Last year, he played a significant role in promoting diabetes awareness, and this year he continued to have a positive impact during "Heart Month."

Additionally, through community service efforts, he provided care to an additional 1,547 patients. It is important to note that this patient count does not encompass Dr. Carter's work for the LDS church and various groups, where he delivers educational talks and raises awareness about health issues.

The LBJ Hospital extends its heartfelt appreciation for their invaluable contributions.