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Involvement and benefits of breastfeeding for Dad Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:16 AM
As a new or prospective father, you are probably somewhat familiar with the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, but did you ever stop to think about what is in it for you?
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What can you do to increase breast milk naturally? Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:09 AM
What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding? Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:04 AM
Globally, breastfeeding is promoted as “the BEST source of infant nutrition.” Breastfeeding is a complete nutrition that is easy for the baby to digest, which promotes the child eating more often due to faster digestion. The benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic
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SMMC and WIHCUA sign new Collective Labour Agreement Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:50 PM
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, the Windward Islands Health Care Union Association and the St. Maarten Medical Center signed the new Collective Labour Agreement, which is effective as of July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2017.
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SMMC Nurses, Doctors and Ambulance Department Complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:23 AM
Last week at the St. Maarten Medical Center, Critical Care registered nurses in ICU, ER and Anaesthesia, Emergency Room doctors, one specialist and the Ambulance department registered nurses received their Advanced Cardiac Life Support recertification from Global Medical Educational Training (GMET)/Howard University Hospital Community Outreach program.
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Men and their Health part 2 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:10 AM
When a man ages, his testosterone level changes from a high level to a lower one. This can result in hair loss, decreased sex drive, changes in mood and a decrease in body mass and strength. Fortunately, men can boost testosterone levels naturally by increasing their intake of certain foods.
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Men and their Health part 1 Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:04 AM

 

What is the difference between cardio-exercise and lifting weights and which one is better for you?


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A Nurse at Heart Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:46 PM
Brunilda Illidge is a seasoned health care worker who takes her role as a nurse very seriously.

St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) highlighted Illidge as one of its special nurses in celebration of International Nurses Day, which was observed around the world on Monday, May 12.

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Anesthesiologist Dr. Hing Gwan Kho joins SMMC Medical Staff Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:27 PM

Cayhill- As of May 15, 2014 Dr. Hing Gwan Kho is employed as an anesthesiologist to strengthen the medical care provided to patients. Anesthesiology care includes preoperative evaluations, operative support and post-operative management of patients. In 1974, Dr. Kho worked as a family practitioner in the Netherlands until he returned

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Meet our hospital Dietician, Jeshneila Carti Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:46 AM
Contrary to the common belief, the role of the dietician in the hospital is not to tell the patient what they should or should not eat. Rather it is to guide their nutrition in an effort to achieve optimal holistic health for the individual.
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Dutch and French Hospitals sign Letter of Intent Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:40 AM
The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Director, Mr. Kees Klarenbeek and Hospital of Saint Martin Director, Mr. Roland Toussaint signed a Letter of Intent between the both hospitals on Monday April 7, 2014.
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Dr. Menno Misset New General Surgeon to SMMC Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:11 AM
Cayhill- The St. Maarten Medical Center is proud to announce that as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Dr. Menno Misset joined the medical staff as a specialist in General Surgery.
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Social Committe Fundraising Car Wash and Bar-B-Que Monday, February 17, 2014 10:11 AM
Date: Saturday March 1st, 2014

Time: 10am-6pm

Place: Back parking lot of SMMC

 

Organized by the Social Committee of SMMC
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33 Students start LPN course at SMMC Monday, February 03, 2014 10:34 AM
A class of thirty-three (33) students started the Licensed Pratical Nursing Course offered by the St. Maarten Medical Center. The ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­course will continue until April 2015 under the instruction of
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Working women express a greater desire to breastfeed while in the workplace Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:34 AM
102 employees from 10 institutions took part in a survey to determine how local businesses cater to employed women who choose to breastfeed their babies. Men with partners who have breastfed as a working mom also took part. The results showed
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SMMC ends year with staff party, reflection and look to the future Monday, December 23, 2013 11:49 AM

At the end of year staff party, SMMC Director Kees Klarenbeek reflected on the challenges and changes that took place during the year 2013. The employees were informed about the lifting of the supervision by the inspectorate of health and as to the plans for the upcoming year.

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Saba, Statia and St. Maarten collaborates healthcare Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:23 PM
The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is collaborating with Saba Healthcare Foundation and the St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation for continued and improved healthcare for the islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.
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Improved Imaging at SMMC Radiology department Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:13 PM
The Radiology Department at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has been recently engaged in an educational training and upgrading course from radiologist Dr. Herman Schuttevaer and radiology technicians from the Rijnland Ziekenhuis (Rijnland) in the Netherlands.
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SMMC employs Radiologist and Internist Friday, December 06, 2013 8:37 AM
We are pleased to inform the general public of two new medical specialists joining the medical team at our hospital. Dr. Raoul Dusseljee has been employed as a radiologist as of November 18, 2013 and Dr. Samay Nadery as of December 1, 2013.
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Improved Emergency Care at SMMC Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:49 AM

The St. Maarten Medical Center can expect improved services at the emergency department of the hospital. Adjoining the waiting area in the emergency room, is a newly built Triage room. In the ER, patients

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SMMC and Abbot holds Annual Nurses Symposium Press Release Friday, November 08, 2013 1:36 PM
Cayhill- The St. Maarten Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynaecology ward in collaboration with Abbot, will host the second Annual Nurses Symposium on November 14, 2013 at the Port de Plaissance convention hall. The topic of the symposium is 

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Annual Nurses Symposium Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:22 PM
"Our baby has Down Syndrome, now what?" is the theme of the Annual Nurses Symposium on November 14, 2013.
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SMMC Dialysis/Kidney Transplant Information Session: Kidney failure, Treatment and the Possibility of Kidney Transplant in St. Maarten Friday, October 18, 2013 7:04 AM
PHILIPSBURG-Dialysis patients of the St. Maarten Medical Center and their families and friends, Minister of Public Health, Labour and Social Affairs and SZV representatives attended among others a Dialysis/Kidney Transplant Information Session
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SMMC Holds Kidney Transplant Information Session Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:00 AM

Cayhill- The St. Maarten Medical Center will hold a kidney transplant information session at the University of St. Martin on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 6:45pm-10:00p. In St Maarten we have a growing population of persons who have a chronic kidney disease that

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SMMC Open House 'Learn, Experience, Explore' Monday, October 07, 2013 4:07 PM
On October 19th, 2013, the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will host an Open House to connect with the public bringing to attention how we work to meet the medical needs of our community.
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SMMC safeguarding our patients Tuesday, October 01, 2013 3:52 PM

Cayhill- As a public serving hospital the SMMC acknowledges our responsibility to inform the public with correct information about our institution. Hence, we deem it necessary to reassure the public that our Hygiene and Infection Control (HIC) department is always working

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HUREX at the St.Marten Medical Center Wednesday, August 28, 2013 8:11 AM
The St.Maarten Medical Center took part in the hurricane exercises (HUREX) on August 28, 2013. Seven patients with real life conditions that can be expected during a hurricane, as a result of the natural disaster or rioting, were brought to the Emergency Room.
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Breastfeeding Working in the Workplace Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:29 AM
In the weeks after your baby is born there is nothing more special than being able to spend time home with your baby; marking resemblances, counting ten fingers and ten toes-maybe ten times a day too- and bonding with your baby as you breastfeed. Then all too soon, it is time to return to the work place.
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SMMC prepares expecting mothers for breastfeeding Monday, August 12, 2013 10:24 AM
Several expecting mothers are now better prepared for their roles as breastfeeding mothers after a Breastfeeding Information Session at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on Thursday, August 8, 2013. The information session was to
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Breastfeeding Information Session Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:06 AM
You are invited to a Breastfeeding Information session on Thursday, August 8, 2013. This will take place at SMMC Main Patio at 7:30pm. Do invite someone who may benefit from this.
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What about Breastfeeding? A Pediatrician's Perspective Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:07 PM

This week as the St. Maarten community recognizes World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7th, Dr. Tilanus gives some insight to the importance of breastfeeding to child development.

Breastfeeding is the most important and balanced feeding of every newborn. The content of breast milk supplies all the daily requirements in (healthy) term newborns. Breast milk is

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Nephrologist Care for Dialysis Patients Friday, July 12, 2013 1:36 PM
In a most comfortable position they watch TV, read the daily newspaper, take a nap or have short and friendly debates with those whom they share one of their greatest life-changing experiences with. This light, spacious and fully air conditioned room is
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19 Registered Nurses Graduate Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:55 AM

Cayhill- One day after their examination, 19 nurses took their oath as Registered Nurses at their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 28, 2013. The theme of the ceremony was “Passing the Torch”. Each graduate was escorted in by

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Internist Employed at SMMC Friday, June 14, 2013 3:42 PM

 

The St. Maarten Medical Center will welcome a new Internist to their medical staff on June 16th, 2013. The expected Internist, Dr. Gerrit Schreij, has worked for many years in Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht as an Internist. His focus

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ObGyn Registered Nurses Complete Cardiology Course Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:48 PM

OBGYN registered nurses received certificates for a course completed earlier this year. The course instructed on the use of the cardiotocograph machine; analyzing of

 

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SMMC upgrades nurses in Saba Thursday, June 06, 2013 7:30 AM
7 nursing assistants of the Saba Hospital and Nursing Home received their certificate of Certified Nursing Assistant. The Accelerated Nursing Assistant Course was designed and executed by the Education Department of SMMC.
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SMMC nurses complete pacemaker technican basic course Monday, May 27, 2013 8:03 AM

Cayhill-Several critical care nurses from the Emergency Room department, the Intensive Care Unit and Anesthesia department received certificates for having completed the basic training of the pacemaker technician course.

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Judge Rules in Favour of SMMC Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:53 AM
In a ruling handed down on May 20, 2013, Judge van Veen decreed that the thirteen orders under the burden of penalties placed on the SMMC by the inspectorate were not justified and the decision of the Inspectorate to that effect was therefore voided.
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St. Maarten Medical Center employs General Surgeon and Pediatrician Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:43 AM
Cayhill- The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce the employment of two new medical specialists on the medical staff team of the hospital.
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SMMC OBGyn Ward presents Mother’s Day Gift Monday, May 13, 2013 1:30 PM
Cayhill- St. Maarten Medical Center nurses on the Maternity and Women’s ward (OBGYN) presents a gift to a mother who delivered an unexpected baby a few days before mother’s day.
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Nurses Association Open Nurses Week at St. Maarten Medical Center Wednesday, May 08, 2013 1:21 PM
Cayhill - The Nurses Association of St. Maarten opened the International Nurses week with a flag raising and official opening ceremony at the St. Maarten Medical Center on May 6th, 2013.
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Nurses Week Celebration Friday, May 03, 2013 1:15 PM

Nurses Week May 6-12, 2013

 

St. Maarten Medical Center and White and Yellow Cross nurses celebrate nurses week with present and retired nurses on the island. 

The week activities include a church service, flag raising and official opening of nurses week, torch march, lectures, entertaining evenings and a cocktail party.

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SMMC Participates at F.R.E.D. Recruitment Expo Friday, May 03, 2013 1:12 PM
St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will be at the Flinx Recruitment Expo Dutch Caribbean (FRED) on May 25th 2013.
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Donation wheelchairs Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:56 PM
Management and Staff of St. Maarten Medical Center congratulate the Leo Club with their 30th anniversary. The Leo Club is a youth division of the Lions Club geared to encourage youths to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities.
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Interim Financial Director appointed for SMMC Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:04 AM

CAY HILL – The Supervisory Council of St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Yvonne van Ameijden has been appointed as the Interim Financial Director and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of SMMC as of April 1, 2013.

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SMMC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE: www.smmc.sx Monday, March 18, 2013 5:52 PM
CAYHILL-The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) unveiled a new website March 18th, 2013, one day after the operational anniversary of the hospital.
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SMMC HELD THANKS GIVING CEREMONY Monday, March 18, 2013 5:38 PM
CAYHILL - The St. Maarten Medical Center held a Thanks Giving Ceremony to commemorate twenty two years since having opened its doors to serve the community.

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Happy Women’s Day SMMC Empowering Women in all Stages of Life Friday, March 08, 2013 11:59 AM
International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8. One day in the year can never be enough to celebrate the struggles and victories of women across the globe.
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MPC STUDENTS VISIT THE ST. MAARTEN MEDICAL CENTER Monday, February 25, 2013 8:55 AM

Cayhill – Students from the Milton Peters College visited the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) last week for their yearly orientation visits.

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PRESS RELEASE Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:44 PM
CAY HILL –Recently a number of statements are being made again publically regarding the St. Maarten Medical Center by the minister of Health Care.
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SMMC Dialysis Patients share their stories Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:04 PM
Losing one’s kidney function and being on dialysis treatment for the rest of your life can be a stressful life changing experience, but it’s an experience that many St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) patients have chosen to approach with a positive attitude and optimistic mindset.
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QUALITY HEALTH CARE AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE STABILITY AS PRIORITY OF SMMC Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:14 PM
CAY HILL – The St. Maarten Medical Center’s objective is to provide safe and quality health care for St. Maarten and neighboring territories.
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St. Maarten’s New Year’s Day 2013 baby Tuesday, January 01, 2013 1:40 PM

Cay Hill- The first baby born at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for 2013 arrived shortly after the New Year began. Joel Eljiah Blake was born to Paulette and Dean Blake at 2:27am on January 1st, 2013.

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