On March 30,
Southeast Georgia Health System celebrated National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to the physicians
that impact our lives. Physicians worldwide face challenges with resilience
and bravery, often prioritizing their patients above their own health
and safety. Through their actions, whether it be an encouraging word,
a kind bedside gesture, or a life-saving procedure, they make a difference each day.
To honor the
Brunswick Campus medical staff, the Health System made a $2,500 donation to FaithWorks.
This community-based ecumenical ministry focuses on community health care
services and poverty needs in Glynn County and the surrounding southeast
Georgia region. Established in 1995 as a ministry of the United Methodist
Church, more than 85 churches, 170 businesses and 51 service organizations
now support and participate in the fulfillment of FaithWorks’ mission
to foster relationships and community spirit by connecting people to eliminate
prejudice and to heal brokenness.
Camden Campus medical staff were similarly honored through a $2,500 donation to the
Miracle League of Camden County. Believing that “every child deserves
a chance to play ball,” the Miracle League provides opportunities
for children with disabilities to play baseball, regardless of their abilities.
Established in 2011, the Miracle League field, named Justin’s Miracle
Field in honor of Justin Norris, promotes community support and sponsorship
and provides the facilities that meet the unique needs of the Miracle
League players and their families.
Conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of physician Charles B. Almond,
M.D., Doctors’ Day honors physicians, their work, and their contributions
to society and the communities they serve. Eudora encouraged the community
to mail greeting cards and place red carnations, the symbolic flower for
Doctors’ Day, on the graves of deceased doctors on the first celebration
on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. President George Bush officially
designated March 30 as National Doctors’ Day in 1990.