Hospital-director Klarenbeek explains tariff increase

Minister VSA Emil Lee with SMMC Management & Board in Parliament 4 Mar 2019

PHILIPSBURG – The new general hospital is a non-profit organization that aims to realize just 1.5 percent profit on top of costs to enable future investments, St. Maarten Medical Center director Kees Klarenbeek told parliament in a meeting on Monday afternoon. Klarenbeek also highlighted the need to increase the hospital tariffs by a seemingly More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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SZV announces reduced medical referrals to Santo Domingo

IMPORTANT NOTICE: REDUCED MEDICAL REFERRALS TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (SANTO DOMINGO) PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Sunday March 3rd, 2019) — As per April 2nd, 2019 Social & Health Insurances SZV will no longer More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Medical expenditures explode

PHILIPSBURG - Medical expenditures in St. Maarten went through the roof between 2014 and 2017 and increased by 48.2 percent from 82.3 to 122 million guilders. In 2017 alone SZV collected 74 million in premiums More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Legislation on Health Care to be ready by March

PHILIPSBURG — The legislation for general health insurance is now with the Council of Advice and it is expected to be completed in March. This was announced by the Minister of Health Emile Lee at the weekly More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Nurses criticized for treating gun shot patient badly

ST. PETERS — “It is a good thing that there is a hospital on the French Side of the island or else my parents would have been making arrangements or my funeral,” said Shawn Odonoghue, who was shot following More...

Dr Ruth Douglass at SZV
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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SZV welcomes Dr. Ruth Douglass as control doctor

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Sunday January 20th, 2019) — Social & Health Insurances SZV has welcomed Dr. Ruth Douglass as a new control doctor within the organization. Dr. Ruth Douglass joined the SZV team More...

Minister Emil Lee - File Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Lee gives an update on INSO

POND ISLAND — The project team for the new St. Maarten General Hospital continues to work on the execution of the Hospital construction project. “We maintain a close and positive contact with the three More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Financial Safeguards in place for the new St. Maarten General Hospital

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has been notified by Italian construction company INSO that its parent company, Condotte d’Acqua (Condotte) has filed for Extraordinary Administration, which More...

SMMC Group Photo Groundbreaking for construction new general hospital
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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SMMC officially breaks ground for new hospital

CAY HILL — During a well-attended ceremony and in witness of the Governor of St. Maarten his Excellency Drs. Eugene Holiday, Deputy Prime Minister Wycliffe Smith, Minister of VSA Emil Lee and the Council More...

Dr Luc Mercelina presentation SMMC diabetes
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Diabetes disease extremely high on the island

PHILIPSBURG—“At least 15% of the population of the island are suffering with diabetes,” said Member of Parliament and surgeon Dr. Luc Mercelina during his lecture at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) More...