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National Doctors' Day

National Doctors' DayMarch 30th is National Doctors' Day. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our community by caring for its' citizens.

Thank You to Our Doctors

We want to thank our doctors for their hard work and tireless dedication to our hospital and our community.

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You too can join us as we celebrate and honor our medical staff by:

The History of Doctors' Day

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 the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors' Day.

On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor's Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as "National Doctor's Day."

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