Thinking of Those on the Frontline of Coronavirus Pandemic on National Doctors’ Day
March 30 is National Doctors’ Day across our nation. Many of our physicians are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, so today we recognize our talented and committed doctors. Regardless of their specialty, the COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges to our doctors requiring sacrifice, dedication and compassion.
As our doctors help lead our response to this crisis in the communities we serve in Southern California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.
Healthcare today is more complex than ever. With more advancements, tools and information at their fingertips doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day.
March 30, 1933, was the first observance of Doctors’ Day in Winder, Georgia. Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians. On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers placed on the graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day. On Feb. 21, 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed National Doctors’ Day to honor the Nation’s physicians for their dedication and leadership.