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Phoebe Doctors donate to Albany charities on Doctor's Day

In honor of National Doctors' Day Phoebe Putney Hospital physicians made donations to two Albany charities.

Doctors' Day started in Winder, Georgia in 1933 and is now a nationally designated tribute day.

Phoebe Medical Staff President Dr. Steven Kitchen presented a 25-hundred dollar check to Strive to Thrive President Ausha Jackson this afternoon to help the group fight poverty.@

Dr. Kitchen said "I speak for all my colleagues on the medical staff when I say we're very invested and we're very committed to the needs of our community."

Jackson said "Health care plays a major issue with families who are in poverty. And a lot of them suffer from stress related issues as well as obesity and high blood pressure."

Phoebe Doctors also donated $2500 to Flint River Habitat for Humanity.

This is the sixth year in a row Phoebe physicians have made community donations on Doctors' day.

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