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1148Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020321Primary Sponsor: MatthewsAll Sponsors: MatthewsDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\21199sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020321Subject: Watson, Dr. Michael C.History Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020321 Introduced, adopted Versions of This Bill
TO COMMEND AND CONGRATULATE DR. MICHAEL C. WATSON OF BAMBERG FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER AS A PHYSICIAN AND FOR HIS DEDICATION TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE BAMBERG COUNTY HOSPITAL AFTER MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE.
Whereas, the members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina are proud to recognize Dr. Michael C. Watson of Bamberg for his caring attitude, work ethic, and dedication to the medical profession; and
Whereas, Dr. Michael C. Watson was born January 15, 1926. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 until 1946; and
Whereas, Dr. Watson graduated from Clemson College (now University) in 1949 with a B.S. in Pre-Medicine and received his M.D. in 1953 from the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston (now University); and
Whereas, after an internship in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Watson returned to Bamberg. He began private practice and became a staff member of Bamberg County Hospital in 1954; and
Whereas, from 1966 to 1992 Dr. Watson worked part-time as the Director of the Bamberg County Health Department, and in 1989 he established the first HIV/AIDS Clinic in a South Carolina health department; and
Whereas, in 1972 Dr. Watson became the Medical Director of the Bamberg County Hospital Nursing Center, and in 1994, he became the clinic physician at the Changes Clinic for HIV and AIDS at the Bamberg Health Department; and
Whereas, Dr. Watson is affiliated with many medical associations and organizations, including the South Carolina Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, South Carolina State Midwifery Council, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; and
Whereas, he has also been a leader in his community as a member of the Board of Wachovia Bank, Bamberg County School District 1, and Claflin College; founding member of Palmetto/Low Country HSA and Low Country AHEC; and member of the Boy Scouts of America Bridge Builders' Club among others; and
Whereas, Dr. Watson has received numerous honors and awards from organizations such as the Royal Society of Health in London, Columbia College, and the Department of Health and Environmental Control; and
Whereas, Dr. Watson is married to Mary Carolyn Tatum and has six intelligent and successful children, Mary Elizabeth Fritz, Ph.D., Michael C. Watson, Jr., M.D., Caroline N. Watson, Esq., Joseph Calhoun Watson, Esq., John T. Watson, M.D., Aurelia W. Nelson, M.D., and six wonderful grandchildren; and
Whereas, in addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Watson enjoys beekeeping, photography, ham radio, and woodworking; and
Whereas, the members of the Senate are proud to recognize Michael C. Watson, M.D. for his outstanding and valuable service to the medical profession, to Bamberg, and to the State of South Carolina in many capacities and sincerely wish him happiness in his well-deserved retirement. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, commend and congratulate Dr. Michael C. Watson of Bamberg for his distinguished career as a physician and for his dedication to the medical profession, and extend best wishes to him and his family upon his retirement from the Bamberg County Hospital after more than thirty years of service.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Michael C. Watson of Bamberg.
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