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3/22/2016

HSHS St. Mary's Celebrates Doctors' Day


There are more than 1 million doctors of medicine in the United States, both active and retired. Doctors’ Day is a day to recognize these physicians for the important role they play in helping patients, promoting overall health and their significant accomplishments. This day is observed annually on March 30.
 
“We extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to our physicians for the long hours and dedication to providing excellent patient care to the people in our community,” said Dan Perryman, President and CEO of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital.
 
St. Mary’s Hospital plans to celebrate doctors with activities before and after the national observance. Please take time to show gratitude to the physicians who provide you care or with whom you work.
The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included mailing greeting cards to doctors and placing flowers on the graves of the deceased. In 1990, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced legislation to establish a national day to honor doctors. Following overwhelming approval, on October 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated March 30 as “National Doctors’ Day”.

For more information about National Doctors’ Day, visit http://www.doctorsday.org/


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