National Doctors Day 2018

March 29, 2018

On March 30, Memorial Healthcare will celebrate physicians and their contributions to the community’s health by observing National Doctors Day.  Celebrated each year on March 30, this national holiday honors the invaluable service doctors provide to communities across the United States.  This is a great opportunity to show your thanks and appreciation to the special doctors in your life who keep you healthy.

According to Advanced MD, the very first observance of this holiday was on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, wanted a special holiday to honor the work of physicians. The date chosen was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery.  It later became a National Doctors Day in 1991 by President George H. Bush. The first Doctors’ Day was observed with greeting cards sent to physicians and flowers placed on the graves of deceased doctors.  A red carnation was chosen as a symbolic flower for this day.

Medicine is a special calling that requires many years of hard work, stress, and sacrifice.  Please join Memorial Healthcare in thanking doctors everywhere for their compassion, concern, and kindness they show to patients each day and for the many obstacles they face in the never-ending fight against disease.  We thank you for your dedication and sacrifice.  Happy National Doctors Day!