Holy Cross Hospital Honors its Physicians on National Doctors' Day|
Holy Cross Hospital expresses respect, gratitude and appreciation for the hard work of all our physicians on National Doctors' Day, March 30, 2012.
Doctors at Holy Cross Hospital use their expertise to make crucial, life-saving decisions and to help patients and their families through difficult and emotional experiences. Our patients know – first-hand – just how important a physician’s expertise is when it really counts.
This year, we mark this special occasion with a luncheon for the hospital’s physicians. Each doctor is presented with a red carnation boutonniere and a special gift in their honor.
Holy Cross Hospital invites you to join us in celebrating National Doctors’ Day by recognizing a special doctor (or doctors) with an honorary gift to the Holy Cross Hospital Foundation. When you make your gift in honor of that special physician (or physicians) who has touched your life or the lives of your family or friends, we will send the physician an appreciation letter informing him or her of your generosity.
The History of National Doctors' Day
Doctors' Day was started on March 30, 1933, as a local celebration in Winder, Ga., by Eudora Brown Almond to mark the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery.
In 1990, legislation establishing Doctors' Day was approved, and on Feb. 21, 1991, President George H. W. Bush signed the resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors' Day. The first National Doctors' Day was celebrated that year.
The red carnation is the symbol of National Doctors' Day because it denotes the qualities of love, charity, sacrifice, bravery and courage.