Medical providers at Sarah Bush Lincoln will be honored on National Doctors’ Day March 30, along with doctors at other healthcare centers throughout the region. This annual event recognizes the significant accomplishments of doctors and mid-level providers, from the prevention of a disease to the saving of a human life.
The Health Center extends its gratitude and appreciation to its doctors’ and mid-level providers’ for the countless hours they give caring for people in our community. National Doctors’ Day gives everyone an opportunity to say thank you.
SBL would like to encourage anyone who would like to share their gratitude for the care they have received to send a personal note to their doctor or mid-level provider. Community members can easily recognize an SBL medical provider online at www.sarahbush.org by clicking on the “Recognize an Employee” button. The notes will be delivered to each doctor or mid-level provider.
Doctor’s Day was first observed on 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 of greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctor’s 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 designated March 30 as National Doctor’s Day.