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National Doctor's Day comes early at Lourdes

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PASCO, Wash.- Doctors around the country will be thanked and honored Wednesday for National Doctors Day.

Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins got started a couple days early with a proclamation and statement of the city's gratitude at Lourdes Medical center Monday.

Dr. Richard Long accepted the proclamation on behalf of the hospital's medical staff.

"It is nice to have someone take time out and say thank you for the work that you're doing and for the work you've done," says Dr. Richard Long.

Lourdes will continue to show their appreciation by having a physician reception at Anthony's Tuesday, and a catered lunch for all medical staff Wednesday.