THE REGISTER.-NEWS MT. VERNON, Good Sam Has Ifs Own Paper j Patients Are Kept 1n Touch' MINOR CRAIG JR. reads "The Monitor," tlic daily news sli('<!( at Good Samaritan HospitaJ, as nurse Delores Smulley. looks on. Is Hermit Of Big Muddy Still In Bottoms Hideout? i5V IMOTK HUOW\ Come .squii-rel season or a litlle later, thci-e are a couple of men in Franklin County who have their sights set on a particular hunting trip, There're going into tlio dense bottoms near the Big .Muddy a couple of miles east of Zeigler and north of Rl. 149, where few people ever go. But Zeigler banker Vallie Flack and Franklin County deputy sheriff said, 'it gets 19 below up north." Flack nad two potatoes, three slices of bread and throe wieners in his knapsack and he offered these to the hermit. He accepted them. Then he fished out the $1,6 ,T in change in his pocket and offered that. The hermit was reluctant, but evon- t. 'Vernon,s Good Samaritmi Hospital K now publishing its own daily n'jwspaper. A brig-ht Newsy one-page sliect il has been nan^od 'The Monitor." II is part of ;i program initiated by the hospital to provide the riatf-nt wirh a feeling of "keeping in touch." Many times paiient;; who siu'nt several days in the hospital gel the feeling of being "out o( touch " In an effort to aleviato this feeling, Good Samaritan officials decided that ?ome daily contact between the hospital and patient might help to relieve this situation. .\"ow, each day, each patient recei\'os a one page news sheet which is edited and published b,\- llie hospital and contains news items, points of inlerest relating io hospital life, and announcements of hospital and community events as they are planned and carried out. Just as the hospital's cardiac monitoring equipinent is designed to observe and report on tl-.e patient's vital signs, so then, too, it is the oli.iective of "The Monitor" to observe and report the lually took that, too. When he came out to get it. Flack got his I vhal happenings of Good Samari- color shot, Broy peeked inside the lean- tan Hospital.