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PPMH Doctors use day to honor them to help others

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Albany doctors are using a day to honor them to help others.

March 30th is National Doctors Day.

Phoebe Putney Hospital rewards its doctors with a small monetary gift to mark the day. It's become tradition for doctors to pool their gifts and donate it to the community. This year, the gift is going to the Albany Rescue Mission. Thursday, Phoebe presented the Mission with a check for five thousand dollars.

"The individual small gifts wind up being a significant gift for someone like the Albany Rescue Mission which does a great service to the community," said Dr. Doug patten, PPMH Vice President of Medical Affairs.

"We feed an average of 7,000 a month here, three meals a day, 365 days a year so most of the funds will be used for our feeding program here," said Brother Larry Hample, Albany Rescue Mission Director.

The Albany Rescue Mission does not receive government assistance and relies on private donations. Phoebe doctors says they chose the Albany Rescue Mission because it's part of Phoebe's neighborhood.

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