GADSDEN, AL (March 25, 2014) – You’ll have a wonderful opportunity
to express your appreciation for the physicians of Riverview on March
30 as we join health care facilities nationwide on that date in celebrating
National Doctors’ Day.
We invite you to participate with us in this tribute by saying thank you
with a note, a card, or other remembrance!
Our physicians make an important contribution to the mission of Riverview,
as we strive together to deliver compassionate and high-quality health
care services. National Doctors’ Day gives us an opportunity to
recognize the commitment of our physicians to the health and well-being
of patients, staff, and our community.
“We are extremely proud of all our physicians and the vital role
they play in health care delivery at Riverview,” says Jim Edmondson,
CEO. “And equally important is the role they play in positively
affecting the good health of the communities we serve.”
National Doctors’ Day has been celebrated since March 30, 1933, when
the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond of Winder, Georgia selected that day
to honor physicians. The date was chosen because it was the anniversary
of the first use of anesthesia on a patient in 1842. The commemoration
was officially signed into law in 1990.