King City, CA- Doctors Day is March 30th which commemorates the date Crawford W. Long, MD, first administered ether as a surgical anesthetic. The date was first observed in 1933 by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, who took express appreciation for the lifesaving work of doctors’ every day. In 1990 President George H.W. Bush recognized the numerous contributions of physicians by formally designating March 30th as National Doctors Day. The day is traditionally celebrated by sending a written expression of gratitude to a physician an also through the display of red carnations (the symbolic flower of Doctors Day).

“The annual Doctors’ Day celebration provides us with an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication that physicians demonstrate in our hospital and in our community each day. Our physicians play a vital role in the overall health of our community and we value those efforts,” said CEO Susan Childers.

The physicians in our community chose their professions because they want to serve, to care for patients, improve their health and ultimately impact their lives in a positive and personal way. Physicians seek to help others.

Mee Memorial is grateful to our doctors who serve the community with total dedication to their profession. Physicians work long hours and late nights, and have hectic schedules. They are asked to comply with regulatory guidelines, documentation and a never-ending volume of paperwork, which is increasing as the health care industry changes. In the end, physicians continue to focus their efforts directly on the most important thing: their patients.

For all they do, we ask you to join us in saying “Thank You” to the physicians of the Mee Memorial Hospital Medical Staff!