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Ben Asher retires from CRMC after 35 years

The receiving line extended well into the lobby at Clark Regional Medical Center Friday afternoon.

Friends, co-workers and former patients all came to show their respect and love for Dr. Bennett Asher, who recently retired as a doctor after 53 years.

Those who attended Friday afternoon barely represented the estimated 1,200 patients he’s had during the course of his career in Clark County.

Conversations around the cafeteria included how he would come to check on friends, and not necessarily his patient, when he knew they had a health issue to his fierceness on the golf course.

“He’s had an incredible commitment to our community and his patients,” Clark Regional Medical Center CEO Robert Parker said. “We’re excited for him. I just wanted to say thank you, Dr. Asher.”

“This is something that’s wonderful,” Asher said following the applause and a standing ovation. “It’s very touching.”

Asher was in private practice from 1964-99, when he joined the staff at CRMC. He was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-64, and graduated from the University of Louisville College of medicine in 1961.

“It’s never been work to me to take care of my patients,” he said.

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