Physicians Honored During National Doctors Day

check presentationMarch 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.