“At Martin’s Point we consistently recognize and value the work of our doctors, because we believe that honoring their efforts leads to trusting relationships and a healthier community,” said Dr. Jonathan Harvey, Chief Medical Officer. “Thank you to all of the great doctors at Martin’s Point. On Doctors’ Day and every day, it’s a pleasure to work with you.”
National Doctors’ Day, celebrated in a number of countries across the globe, pays tribute to the contributions of physicians to the health and well-being of individuals and their greater communities. In the US, we honor physicians annually on March 30 to commemorate the date in 1842 when general anesthesia was first used on a surgery patient. The first Doctors’ Day observance in the US was a private event held in 1933 in Winder, Georgia to honor local physicians. The tradition slowly grew and the day was celebrated regionally until 1990 when President George H. W. Bush designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday.
On this 2018 celebration of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to recognize the exceptional work of Martin’s Point Health Care physicians. Your tireless dedication to improving the health of our community, one patient at a time, is acknowledged and appreciated. Thank you—for sharing your skill, your experience, your empathy, and your energy with our patients. They, their families, and our greater community are the better for it!