The Cleveland Clinic has come to St. John, via telemedicine and generous financial contributions from the island’s Donald Sussman and St. John Rotary.
A ‘virtual office” at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is being outfitted to provide opportunities for specialists at the famed Cleveland Clinic to examine and diagnose St. John patients. The Virgin Islands Daily News, reporting the launch of the project, said specialty services including pulmonology, rheumatology, dermatology and cardiology will be available.
Sussman, who has been generous many times with donations on the island, kick-started the project with a donation to Rotary. The Club then agreed to support the project’s operations for three years, the newspaper said.
Obviously, being in the middle the ocean, and at least 45 minutes
from a hospital on St. Thomas, the availability of top flight medical
care is desirable and now possible.
- Read the Virgin Islands Daily News report: http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17639256
- The Cleveland Clinic’s Web site: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/default.aspx