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May 21st, 2020 Baptist Health International

State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Facility Open to Patients in St. Croix

ProHealth Urgent Care, an affiliate of Baptist Health International, will provide high-quality care for patients and visitors on the island.

Services include urgent care, occupational health, ultrasound and X-ray imaging, orthopedic injury and laceration care, as well as other emergency care, laboratory and pharmacy services.

 

BHI Photo 1St. Croix, USVI – May 21, 2020 – ProHealth Urgent Care LLC and Baptist Health International announce the opening of ProHealth Urgent Care in St. Croix, USVI. The 7,000-square-foot facility, which is certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is fully staffed with highly skilled doctors and nurses and will provide high-quality medical care for residents and visitors on the island.

ProHealth Urgent Care is an affiliate of Baptist Health International, part of Baptist Health South Florida, a premier healthcare organization comprising of 11 hospitals, 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians, 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. This affiliation will give ProHealth access to Baptist Health’s renowned medical professionals through a state-of-the-art and secure telehealth platform that will assist in providing diagnoses and treatment plans. Prior to opening, locally hired healthcare professionals visited Baptist Health’s facilities for extensive training and observership opportunities and to benchmark best practices.

“What began as a conversation two years ago is now a reality,” said Stuart Lewis, chief executive officer of ProHealth. “Our mission is to provide convenient access to high-quality medical care and services right here on the island. We are certain that through our affiliation with Baptist Health International, we will elevate the healthcare services and standards of care available in our community.”

“We are honored to support ProHealth in this endeavor and hope to continue collaborating by lending our knowledge and experts to assist them in delivering the highest standards of care for those who live in and visit the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Rogelio E. Ribas, corporate vice president of Baptist Health International.

BHI Photo 2ProHealth’s compassionate and highly skilled physicians, nurses and caregivers will provide such services as urgent care, X-ray and ultrasound, orthopedic injury care, laboratory services, complex laceration care, occupational healthcare, an on-site full-service pharmacy and other emergency care, including the equipment to serve as a free-standing emergency department.

As ProHealth geared up to open its doors, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted plans for an opening celebration. However, the facility opened its operations two weeks earlier than expected and was instrumental in reinforcing the healthcare infrastructure available on the island by alleviating patient congestion in the Juan F. Luis Hospital’s emergency department. As a result of its emergency preparedness efforts, ProHealth was able to secure ample personal protective equipment (PPE) and donate 2,000 N95 masks, two infrared non-contact-thermometers and hundreds of reusable/washable face coverings to the Department of Health, which were distributed to those on the front lines of the pandemic. It also has provided complimentary fit testing of N95 masks to the U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard, police department and emergency and fire services.

ProHealth Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The occupational health services department opens at 7:30 a.m. and will extend its hours as the need arises. To make an appointment, call 340-998-2404 or email appt@ProHealthvi.com.

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About ProHealth Urgent Care LLC
ProHealth Urgent Care is a new state-of- the-art ambulatory care facility that offers diagnosis, observation, consultation, treatment, intervention, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging and rehabilitation services on an outpatient basis. ProHealth is located mid-island, near a bus route, with free parking and easy access to major roads. Patients now have a convenient and efficient alternative when dealing with health conditions that are not life threatening but require same-day treatment. The ProHealth Urgent Care center will seek accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of acknowledgment of the organization’s commitment to providing patient-centric and high-quality services.

 

About Baptist Health International
Baptist Health International is one of the largest hospital-based international programs in the United States, with more than 13,000 international patient visits at Baptist Health South Florida facilities from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County. Baptist Health International is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality services for international physicians and their patients, including hospital admissions, outpatient medical exams, medical second opinions, physician consultations and concierge services.

 

Media Contacts:

Ann Mullings
ProHealth Urgent Care
340-998-2404
amullings@ProHealthvi.com

Joeli Prieto
Baptist Health International
786-467-5460
JoeliP@BaptistHealth.net


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