Local Doctors Donate Thousands to Hurricane Relief

The medical community in Savannah is coming together to help Katrina victims. Doctors from both Memorial Health and St. Joseph's/Candler held their annual meeting last night. They were there to discuss the latest in medical technology, but they also wanted to make this year's meeting a little different by raising money for the Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

Dr. Jules Toraya, St. Joseph's/Candler's chief of staff says it's the least they can do. "I think it's important for the medical community to show solidarity to doctors. If we can't be there physically, the least we can do is send them money."

Both hospitals raised more than $5,000, which will go to the Red Cross for relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com