Thursday, January 22, 2009

Good news at Dimock

The pictures here are of today's ribbon-cutting ceremony at Dimock Community Health Center for a new pharmacy that will offer low-cost and no-cost drugs to the patients of this facility in Roxbury. This should help low income people have a better chance to adhere to the drug regimens suggested by their doctors. We at BIDMC were pleased to contribute funds to Dimock for renovation of the new facility, beginning inventory for the pharmacy, and support for launching an e-prescribing program. Our hope is that the pharmacy will lessen the burden of the all-to-common choice of "eat, heat, or treat" for people served by this health center.

One photo shows Myechia Minter-Jordan, Dimock's chief medical officer, making a presentation, with the pharmacy in the background. The other shows Dimock's president, Ruth Ellen Fitch, with Delores Pickett, a fourth generation health center patient, cutting the ribbon.

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