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Is Your Doctor a Shining Star?

Help Us Celebrate National Doctors’ Day!

To celebrate, we invite you to honor the amazing physicians of Samaritan Health Services who have dedicated themselves to caring for our community – especially during the challenges of these past two years.

Take a few minutes to say “thank you” to your doctors by sending a note of appreciation. It means so much for our care teams to hear from their grateful patients first-hand.

We’ve made it easy for you to share your thoughts, express your appreciation and even make a special gift to your local hospital foundation that will be reinvested in local health care. Just fill out the Shining Star form at left to express your gratitude. We will take it from there and ensure your personal note is delivered!

History of Doctors’ Day

In the United States, National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30. It’s a day 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. Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, wished to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing of greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.

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 Doctors’ Day. With overwhelming approval, on Oct. 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint resolution, which became Public Law 101-473, designating March 30 as “National Doctors’ Day.”
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