Palm Beach Health Network Hospitals Observe National Doctors’ DayMar 30, 2021
Physicians from Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center & West Boca Medical Center to be honored for the work they perform at our hospitals
Palm Beach County, Fla. – The Palm Beach Health Network hospitals: Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and West Boca Medical Center, are celebrating National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to their physicians for their service, skill and compassion. The observance commemorates the nation's doctors, who have dedicated themselves to service by helping to save lives and ensure the good health of US citizens. This year’s theme of, “Thank you for your extraordinary strength, courage and dedication,” is truly appropriate when we think of the challenges of the pandemic, and the outstanding group of physicians these hospitals are honoring for the work they perform each and every day.
“On behalf of all our Governing Board members, and all of our employees, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our physicians, the leaders of healthcare in Palm Beach County,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer of the Palm Beach Health Network. “I believe strongly in the value of saying thank you every day, but this national observance falls during a time when we are all working tirelessly to bring this pandemic to an end, all while ensuring our hospitals are safe. We pause to honor the contributions of our physicians for their dedication to the health and wellness of our community.”
Celebrated on March 30th each year, Doctors’ Day was officially established in 1991 when President George Bush issued a proclamation in observance of the day. March 30th also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842. National Doctors’ Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations, as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.