June 2002

Physician and Patient Share a Special Birthday at Our Lady of the Way in Martin

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Prem Verma, MD, recently delivered on a promise he made to Hattie Mitchell ten years ago. In 1992, Verma told Mitchell, then 90, that she would live to be 100, when he promised to give her a party – and a dance. On April 10, family, friends, and staff gathered at the Wheelwright Family Health Center of Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin, Ky., to shower Mitchell with gifts and watch her dance to "The Tennessee Waltz" with Verma. Mitchell, of Melvin, Ky., attributes her health and longevity to hard work, being a non-smoker and never drinking alcohol.