March 30th was National Doctors Day. It was a day to celebrate the contributions of providers who serve our community by caring for its citizens. In honor of their Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Behavioral Health Counselors, Bath Community Hospital held receptions on Thursday, March 29th. Providers were recognized for their service and dedication to BCH by providing outstanding patient care to every patient they serve. “This day shines a spotlight on the essential role they play in our daily lives and is our opportunity to thank them for their contributions to the health and wellness of our community and all that they do in service to our Mission” said Kathy Landreth, CEO.
The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors’ Day.
On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as “National Doctor’s Day.”
Bath Community Hospital currently has 19 providers on staff at their facility.
Providers not pictured include Dr. Rodney Biglow, Dr. Neil Dorsey, Dr. Keith Hummel, Dr. Jeff McCray, Dr. Adrian Parasca, Dr. Nina Smith, Carrie Baker, PA and Cindy Mann, FNP.