National Doctors’ Day

Medicine is a fascinating thing. More than just the application of science and technology, it includes a human element that makes being a doctor one of the most challenging, rewarding and important professions in the world.

Many of us take our health for granted. Only when we become sick or injured do we realize the true importance of medicine and the people who devote their lives to practicing it. Referring to the work of physicians, Dr. Elmer Hess, a former president of the American Medical Association, once wrote: “There is no greater reward in our profession than the knowledge that God has entrusted us with the physical care of His people. The Almighty has reserved for Himself the power to create life, but He has assigned to a few of us the responsibility of keeping in good repair the bodies in which this life is sustained.”

That reverence for human life and individual dignity is both the hallmark of a good doctor and the key to truly beneficial advances in medicine. That is why today we celebrate National Doctors’ Day. It’s a day to sit back and reflect on the physicians in our community and the tremendous impact they have on our lives. We depend on them to heal us, make us feel better and provide physical and mental comfort.

All those who serve as licensed physicians have engaged in years of study and training, often at great financial cost. Most endure long and unpredictable hours, and many must cope with the conflicting demands of work and family life.

We know how important great doctors are to any community. That’s why we spent the last year adding over a dozen new physicians to our staff; to make sure you have the peace of mind knowing you’re surrounded by the best health care possible, given by the best physicians out there.

And so, we at Bingham Memorial Hospital stand together and say thank you to the men and women who have devoted their lives to the study and practice of medicine. Thank you for the sacrifices you make and the care you give. Your knowledge and dedication make all our lives better.

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