March 30, 2018 – On March 30, hospitals and medical offices around
the nation celebrate National Doctors Day by paying tribute to the physicians
that impact our lives. Through their actions, whether it be an encouraging
word, kind bedside gesture or a life-saving procedure, doctors make a
difference each and every day.
Southeast Georgia Health System marked the occasion by recognizing the
more than 300 physicians who have privileges at its multiple facilities
in Southeast Georgia with a luncheon on both the Brunswick and Camden
campuses. To honor the Brunswick Campus medical staff, the Health System
made a $2,500 contribution to the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation;
the Camden Campus medical staff were similarly honored through a donation
to the Camden House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of physician Charles B. Almond,
M.D., Doctors Day was originally observed on March 30, 1933, to recognize
physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the communities
they serve. In 1990, President George Bush officially designated March
30 as National Doctors Day.