Healthcare agreement with French side gets fresh impulse

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PHILIPSBURG – “The difficulties in getting a simple memorandum of understanding executed about cooperation between the hospitals on the Dutch and the French side of the island “highlights some of the challenges of cooperation between the two countries,” Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) said at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. The More...

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Rose Acre Farms eggs
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 19th, 2018


IMPORTANT NOTICE The Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has found and ordered the destruction of eggs that may be contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria and that were found in various More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Transition-shelter: a place for privacy, dignity and respect

PHILIPSBURG – “A place where people can live in privacy, with dignity and respect.” That’s how Minister Emil Lee (Public Health, Social Development and Labor) described on Thursday the transition shelter More...

Mental Health Foundation MHF front entrance
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

MHF finally gets permit to operate as private mental institution

PHILIPSBURG – Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) has designated the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) as the place for taking psychiatric patients in custody in urgent situations. The ministerial decree, dated August More...

SMMC Training Ultrasound Machine
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 7th, 2018

SMMC continues to innovate services with newly installed ultrasounds

Cayhill — During the month of March, the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) installed three new 3D-ultrasounds for the Radiology, Gynecology and Cardiology departments respectively. The arrival of the innovative More...

Raymond Jessurun and Claire Elshot - 20180402 HH
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Consumer coalition says higher hospital tariffs are illegal

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Consumer Coalition, led by Drs. Raymond Jessurun, Claire Elshot and Alberto Bute is accusing Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) of breaking the law by giving the St. More...

Glen Carty director SZV visits Ombudsman Nilda Arduin
By The Publisher On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Director of SZV meets with Ombudsman

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, March 16, 2018 the Ombudsman, Dr. Nilda Arduin met with the Director of SZV, Mr. Glen Carty, and the Corporate Secretary, Mrs Ruth Boyrard-Brewster, at the Bureau of the Ombudsman. More...

smmc hospital
By The Publisher On Friday, March 9th, 2018

Visiting medical specialists bring expertise to Sint Maarten

CAY HILL — Visiting medical specialists continue to make life better for patients at St. Maarten Medical Center. The hospital this week drew our attention to two such specialists: vascular surgeon Dr. Mirza More...

smmc hospital
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Vascular and Intervention Care at the SMMC

CAYHILL – The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) provides interventional procedures for dialysis patients with the help of a renowned vascular surgeon and an interventional radiologist. Dr. Mirza Idu, a well-known More...

Lee - Klarenbeek - Carty - Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Hospital financing agreement: “A dream coming true”

PHILIPSBURG – The timing may suggest it, but both Public Health Minister Emil Lee and Kees Klarenbeek, director of the St. Maarten Medical Center, made abundantly clear that the signing of the financing agreement More...