Monday, March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, a day to recognize the immeasurable contributions doctors make for country!
The first observance of National Doctors’ Day was in Georgia on March 30th, 1933. Eudora Brown Almond, a doctor’s wife, honored physicians by mailing out thank-you cards and placing flowers on the graves of the deceased. Because of this act of kindness, the red carnation is commonly associated with National Doctors’ Day.
A note to our doctors
We would like to personally thank the remarkable doctors at Phoenix ER & Medical Hospital. We appreciate each of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the long hours you endure, sacrifices you make, and courageous work you do for our community. Phoenix ER & Medical Hospital would not be where it is today without our incredible team of doctors!
Now more than ever, it’s crucial that we show our support for doctors and other healthcare workers taking COVID-19 head-on. Not all superheroes wear capes; some wear stethoscopes.
Show gratitude for our country’s real-life superheroes by:
1. Sharing Your Appreciation
Post on social media about who you’re thankful for this Doctors’ Day and why. Download this graphic to share as a virtual thank-you note to doctors everywhere!
2. Donating PPE
Emergency departments are in dire need of personal protective equipment (PPE) right now. Donating unused masks and other PPE could save the lives of the men and women on the frontlines battling COVID-19. Click here to find the local health departments you can donate to.
3. Speaking Up
Make your voice heard and urge local legislators to take action to address the PPE shortage. Not sure who to contact? Look up your state legislators here.
4. Staying Home
One of the best things you can do right now for doctors is to stay put. By taking social distancing seriously and doing your part to lessen the spread of COVID-19, you’ll be directly helping healthcare professionals in the U.S. Even if you do start showing symptoms of COVID-19, call your primary healthcare provider before making a trip to the hospital. In order to preserve medical resources, you may be asked to remain at home.
Whatever it looks like to you, be sure to show your appreciation this National Doctors’ Day for the men and women who dedicate their lives to our health and safety!
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