Southeast Georgia Health System Celebrates Doctors Day 2013 on the Camden Campus

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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 300 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners on staff with a luncheon on both the Brunswick and Camden campuses.

“We are very appreciative of the dedication and quality care provided by our physicians,” says Howard W. Sepp Jr., FACHE, vice president and administrator for the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus. “This Doctors Day, and every day, we extend a ‘thank you’ to our doctors for all the work they do and all the lives they’ve changed for the better. They’re the reason why so many people in our region enjoy quality health care close to home.”

To honor the Brunswick Campus medical staff, Southeast Georgia Health System made a $5,000 donation to the United Way of Coastal Georgia, and a $2,500 donation to the Richard A. Ceniza, M.D. Scholarship Fund for Allied Health Sciences in honor of the Camden Campus medical staff.

“It is an honor to serve as the Camden Campus chief of staff, 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. “Dr. Ceniza’s dedication to health care was reflected in all his endeavors and this scholarship is another wonderful way to honor his commitment to the Camden Community.”

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.”