National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated on March 30 each year, provides an excellent opportunity to reach out and thank our area physicians for their many contributions to ensuring high caliber healthcare in this region.
Regardless of the setting in which they provide care, physicians make a tremendous difference in the lives of countless patients and family members each and every day. Daviess Community Hospital has the distinct privilege of collaborating with a number of specialists, hospitalists, and primary care physicians.
Doctors at Daviess Community Hospital use their expertise to make crucial, life-saving decisions and to help patients and their families through difficult and emotional experiences. Our patients know – first-hand – just how important a physician’s expertise is when it really counts. At Daviess Community Hospital and clinics, our dedicated doctors do much more than provide healing care. They also provide hope, compassion and comfort. We want them to know how much they are valued, as they work tirelessly to care for us, our family and friends. Because of them, residents of Daviess County and the surrounding area are able to receive the very best healthcare services.
“Doctors’ Day is a way of saying thanks to the physicians who work tirelessly every day to keep their patients and our community healthy,” notes Tracy Conroy, CEO of DCH. She adds, “We are privileged to have some of the most skilled physicians in the country right here in our own community. Doctors’ Day is just one small way we can honor them for all their hard work and dedication to the health of our community. The next time you see your physician, say thank you or send them a thank you card and let them know how much you appreciate them. It will mean the world to them.”
This year, we will mark this special occasion with a breakfast celebration for the hospital and clinic physicians.
The History of National Doctors’ Day
The first Doctors’ Day observance was on March 30, 1933, as a local celebration in Winder, Ga., by Eudora Brown Almond (wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond) to mark the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On March 30, 1958, a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation establishing Doctors’ Day was approved, and on Feb. 21, 1991, President George H. W. Bush signed the resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day. The first National Doctors’ Day was celebrated that year.