We’ve all experienced amazing care from a doctor – perhaps one who spends extra time explaining a condition, one who is spot-on with a diagnosis, one who makes you feel extra cared for.
In celebration of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, Samaritan patients were invited to acknowledge their amazing physicians by sending online notes of gratitude by submitting a note to samhealth.org/HonorADoc. Online notes were delivered to each physician and used to create the videos shared in this article. Patients also had the opportunity to make a special gift to their local hospital foundation, in their doctor’s name, that will be reinvested in local health care.
“What a wonderful way to celebrate our doctors who have dedicated themselves to caring for our community – especially during the challenges of this past year,” said Doug Boysen, President/CEO of Samaritan Health Services.
In Praise of Samaritan Doctors – Part 1
In Praise of Samaritan Doctors – Part 2
About Doctors’ Day
In the United States, National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30 to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens. The first Doctors’ Day observance was held on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, with the mailing of greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. In 1990, National Doctors’ Day was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.