Have you ever had a doctor who provided you with excellent care and service? How about a doctor who took the extra time to make sure that you were satisfied with your healthcare? Have you ever wished there was a way that you could recognize a doctor who has impacted your life in a positive way? If you answered yes to any of these questions you will be excited to know that March 30th is National Doctor’s Day.
According to the National Doctor’s Day Organization, March 30, 1933, marked the first observance of Doctor’s Day. Eudora Brown Almond organized the first Doctor’s Day observance which included mailing greeting cards to doctors as well as placing flowers on the graves of doctors who had passed away. From that day forward, Doctor’s Day was celebrated informally until 1990 when President George H. W. Bush signed a resolution designating March 30 as National Doctor’s Day.
Meritus Health will be celebrating Doctor’s Day this year by providing each of our doctors with a Doctor’s Day 2012 mug, chocolates, and a note thanking them for the extremely important work they do every day. In addition, Meritus Health will enroll every doctor in our health system in a raffle. Winners of the raffle will receive tickets to local events.
We invite you to help us celebrate our doctors, just like Mrs. Almond did all those years ago. Please print out this star and write your favorite doctor’s name as well as any comments you would like to make about what makes that doctor exceptional. Then, mail the star to:
Medical Staff Office
Meritus Medical Center
11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
These stars will be prominently displayed in Meritus Medical Center and after Doctor’s Day concludes, the stars will be taken down and delivered to the men and women they honor. I hope that you will join us this month by celebrating the doctors who make a difference in our community.
By Shawn McNally