March 29, 2020 – On March 30, Southeast Georgia Health System will
celebrate National Doctors Day by paying tribute to the physicians that
impact our lives. During the past year, physicians worldwide have faced
the pandemic challenge with resilience and bravery, oftentimes prioritizing
their patients above their own health and safety. Through their actions,
whether it be an encouraging word, kind bedside gesture or a life-saving
procedure, they make a difference each and every day.
To honor the
Brunswick Campus medical staff, the Health System made a $2,500 donation to CASA Glynn
Inc., a not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to recruit, train
and supervise volunteers from the community to advocate for the best interest
of abused and neglected children.
Camden Campus medical staff were honored through a donation to FaithWorks, an organization
that actively develops collaborative, ecumenical and secular partnerships
to maximize resources that meet human needs. FaithWorks recently expanded
its healthcare and poverty ministry to Camden County by assuming the operations
management of Helping Hands, a long time food pantry of Saint Marys United
Individuals and organizations can share their gratitude for physicians
by making a donation in his or her honor to the Southeast Georgia Health
System Foundation. Donations will be restricted for the 20-20 Vision Campaign
and physicians being honored will be notified of the contribution in their
name. For more information, call the Foundation at 912-466-3360 or give
online at wearethefoundation.org.
Conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of physician Charles B. Almond,
M.D., Doctors Day was or iginally 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.