What an honor to celebrate doctors during this unprecedented and challenging time. Doctors impact so many and we are all deeply grateful for their dedication, contribution, and sacrifice. 

From a patient’s perspective - Being in isolation and quarantined makes us feel vulnerable, alone, and scared -there is a physician who is trusted, compassionate and brave by our side during our time of need.

From a family member - there is a physician who leads the care of their loved ones and does so with a command of the situation, although many times they are navigating new approaches with new team members around them.

From a clinician perspective - we are working the frontline with you, sometimes in an unfamiliar setting. Although we are often put in harms way, we work with you as a team – your leadership and guidance makes all the difference for us.

From healthcare administrators - the leadership, guidance, and care you deliver during this most stressful time is critical to our community, patients, and staff. The time you give to our organizations and to our people is significant as we know your time with your own families and loved ones is minimized these days.  

Thank you for all you do during this most challenging period.  We honor you and your work. The care you deliver will never be forgotten.

Today (March 31st) concludes a week-long, annual observance aimed at celebrating appreciating doctors who help save lives everywhere. The holiday, symbolized by a red carnation, was first started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then it’s been honored every year on March 30, which was the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia. The celebration now extends for several days, which is a small window in which to honor doctors nationwide who care for us and our loved one’s day after day.

Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2020