Here’s How You Can Say “Thanks!”
For the past year, medical professionals have been in the spotlight as they’ve worked tirelessly to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. But physicians have long served heroically to protect and preserve the health of our families. That’s why we reserve March 30 as a special day to honor and express gratitude to our doctors.
History of Doctors Day
On February 21, 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed National Doctors Day to honor the Nation’s physicians for their dedication and leadership. Today, hundreds of thousands of doctors lead the fight against disease and illness in the United States. They continue to seek advanced treatments and cures for debilitating conditions. And, as in the case of the year long pandemic, physicians often place their own lives on the line to bring healing and hope to their patients.
How do we say “thank you” to the women and men who serve us, and our loved ones, so tirelessly? Since 1933, when the idea of honoring doctors was first put forth by Mrs. Eudora Brown Almond, the caring wife of a hard-working physician, red carnations have become the symbol of National Doctors Day.
Besides wearing a carnation on March 30, here are five practical ways you might demonstrate your appreciation to your own physicians:
- Send (or deliver!) a greeting card with a personal note
- Have a bouquet of carnations delivered to his or her office
- Promote March 30 as National Doctors Day on your social media by using #NationalDoctorsDay on your posts
- Refer your friends or family members to his or her practice
- Make a donation in their name
More than anything else, a simple “Thank you, Doctor” can be a most welcome statement to a physician who is dealing all day (or night!) with traumas, diagnoses, prescriptions, meetings, consultations, procedures and more.
If you like the suggestion of a donation in their name, the Mountain Health Network can help you. We proudly raise financial support for both the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation and the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation. We’ll be happy to assist you in making a gift that will honor your physician and provide needed medical services to hurting people in the Tri-State region.
To receive information or to make a donation, please call (304) 526-2658, or email Bradley Burck, Vice President of Corporate, Foundation and Donor Philanthropy.Thank you for remembering your physician(s) on March 30!