Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | March 30, 2013

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Today, we all have the opportunity to say “thank you” to a doctor who has impacted our lives. National Doctors’ Day is a day set aside to recognize doctors who research, diagnose and treat disease, and promote good health for their patients. At Duke Raleigh Hospital, we are especially grateful for our doctors’ dedication to helping others and the knowledge they bring, so we want to take advantage of this opportunity to show them how grateful we are!National Doctors' Day at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Doctors’ Day originated in 1933 in Winder, Georgia when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, set aside a day to honor physicians. She mailed greeting cards and placed flowers on the graves of doctors who had passed away. On March 30, 1958, The U.S House of Representatives adopted a Resolution Commemorating Doctors Day and on October 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into Public Law that March 30th, 1991 would be designed as “National Doctors’ Day.”

Following suit of Eudora Brown Almond’s greeting cards to doctors, we have created a simple, yet special way to thank the doctors at Duke Raleigh Hospital. On our Facebook page, there is a link where you can comment and say “thanks” to a doctor that has made a difference in your life. We recognize that our doctors have a tough job; they are extremely talented and dedicated. We want to make sure they realize how appreciated they are and the difference they are making in our community.

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