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Bench honors Dr. Drake

Family members of retired obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. David Drake recently gathered at Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) to present a bench donated by his children in his honor. Dr. Drake served the local community for over four decades, and delivered 7,500 babies over the course of his career. Dr. Drake and his wife, Bonnie, were joined by SRMC Director of Development Amy Reed, who accepted the gift on behalf of the hospital. Pictured are, first row, from left, Donna Thompson, SRMC medical staff coordinator; daughter Dr. Melanie Drake Martyn; and son Dr. Ryan Drake; second row, Dr. David Drake, Bonnie Drake, and Reed. Dr. Drake’s children and their spouses not present in the photo include Chris and Dr. Jaclyn Laine; Dr. Jennifer (Ryan) Drake; Dr. Mike (Melanie) Martyn; Greg and Tiffany Huzyak; and Ryan and Abby Mosher. (Submitted photo)

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