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In Recognition of National Doctors’ Day—Thank You!

Mar 30, 2016Health Focus

“We are grateful to our doctors for the sacrifices they make and the compassionate care they provide. Thank you for your contributions to improving public health.”

Today is National Doctors’ Day, and we would like to encourage all citizens of eastern Idaho to recognize the commitment, sacrifice, and hard work of their physicians. On this national day of celebration, we honor and celebrate the essential role that our physicians serve in our community and reflect on the tremendous impact they have on people’s lives.

National Doctors’ Day marks the date that Crawford W. Long, MD, of Jefferson, Georgia, administered the first ether anesthetic on March 30, 1842. He was performing a surgery to remove a tumor from a patient’s neck. However, the first Doctors’ Day observance wasn’t until March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia, when Eudora B. Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians.

Medicine is a fascinating field. More than just the application of science and technology, medicine includes a human element that makes being a doctor one of the most challenging, rewarding, and important professions in the world. We depend on doctors 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 a work- and family-life balance. Thank you for the sacrifices you make and the care you give. Your knowledge and dedication make all our lives better.

So, today, please be sure to reach out and say thank you to your doctor. Even the smallest sign of gratitude, like sending a card or simple thank you note, can be extremely rewarding as it will help your physician to maintain perspective about why they have spent so much time and energy mastering their field of expertise.

We at Bingham Memorial Hospital are always pleased to offer peace of mind to you and your family by providing the best healthcare possible, and we take great pride in recruiting some of the finest physicians in the country to care for you. And so, we stand together with the rest of America to say thank you and salute those doctors who have devoted their lives to the study and practice of medicine.