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.
“For decades, our region has trusted the doctors of Southeast Georgia
Health System to provide the most advanced care,” says Gary R. Colberg,
FACHE, president and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “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.
The Doctors Day festivities included a Suture Showdown at High Noon. Mark
Glaude, PA-C, won the “best alignment” category; Karla Hansen,
M.D., won the “best looking” category; and Robert Hawkins,
M.D., (not shown) won the “most stitches in a one minute period” category.
“On behalf of the entire team of physicians at our Brunswick Campus,
I would like to thank Southeast Georgia Health System for recognizing
us with this donation to benefit the community we serve,” says David
L. Lawson, M.D., board-certified internal medicine physician and chief
of staff at the Brunswick Campus. “It is a privilege to be part
of this Health System and to serve as chief of staff.”
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.”