Health System Celebrates National Doctors Day with Charitable Donation

ST. MARYS, Georgia: March 27, 2012 – Hospitals and medical offices around the nation celebrate National Doctors Day on March 30, a special day conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of physician Charles B. Almond, M.D, of Barrow County, GA, to say thank you to doctors for their commitment to patients and their communities. Southeast Georgia Health System marked the occasion by recognizing the more than 315 physicians who have privileges at its multiple facilities in Southeast Georgia with a luncheon on both the Brunswick and Camden campuses.

“Even with all their different specialties, the physicians at Southeast Georgia Health System share one thing in common: their dedication to excellent patient care,” says Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “This Doctors Day we’d like to say thank you to our physicians for all they do in our community.”

To honor the dedicated physicians, Southeast Georgia Health System made a $2,500 donation to Karen’s House of Hope, a home-away-from-home for cancer patients and their families who are undergoing treatment at the Health System’s Cancer Care Center. “It is an honor to serve this organization as chief of staff of our Camden Campus and on behalf of all the physicians that serve our community, I would like to thank Southeast Georgia Health System for making this donation in our name,” says Thomas C. Whitesell Jr., M.D., board-certified internal medicine physician and chief of staff at the Camden Campus. “Karen’s House of Hope is an amazing organization that serves cancer patients and their families, some from right here in Camden County.”

The first observance of Doctors Day was held March 30, 1933, and in 1990 President George H. Bush officially designated March 30 as National Doctors Day.

To find a physician who is on medical staff at one of the Health System’s facilities, visit sghs.com and click “Find A Physician.”