St. Joseph’s Hospital recognizes physicians in honor of National Doctors Day

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon celebrates the importance of its physicians in recognition of National Doctors’ Day, March 30. 

The first Doctor’s Day observance was held on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing of greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.  On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives.

In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor’s Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 designating March 30th as “National Doctor’s Day.”    

“We thank our physicians for their dedication to the health of our community,” said Rodney Baker, Vice President of Ancillary Services and Physician Practice Administration. “They have especially demonstrated their commitment going over and above during these trying times in healthcare.”

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