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GRANT FUNDS PATIENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Nov. 20, 2001 – Thanks to a grant from the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation, patients leaving the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center will now take with them a printed diagnosis as well as information about their medication and its side affects.
Erica McDonald, health center administrator, said patients often do not pay attention or find themselves upset when visiting the doctor and fail to take note of information that's given to them. The computer printouts are something they can refer to when they get home, she said. "It helps clear things up."
The information includes follow-up appointment dates. A Benjamin Foundation grant provided the $6,772 Logicare patient education system.
Bennie Benjamin was a St. Croix native who was born in 1907. He left the territory for New York, where he studied music. After returning home, he collaborated with George David Weiss to write 20 hit songs, including "The Wheel of Fortune." He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. Before he died in 1989, he set up the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation to provide assistance for the territory's medical facilities.

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Nov. 20, 2001 - Thanks to a grant from the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation, patients leaving the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center will now take with them a printed diagnosis as well as information about their medication and its side affects.
Erica McDonald, health center administrator, said patients often do not pay attention or find themselves upset when visiting the doctor and fail to take note of information that's given to them. The computer printouts are something they can refer to when they get home, she said. "It helps clear things up."
The information includes follow-up appointment dates. A Benjamin Foundation grant provided the $6,772 Logicare patient education system.
Bennie Benjamin was a St. Croix native who was born in 1907. He left the territory for New York, where he studied music. After returning home, he collaborated with George David Weiss to write 20 hit songs, including "The Wheel of Fortune." He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. Before he died in 1989, he set up the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation to provide assistance for the territory's medical facilities.