BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrates the importance of its physicians in recognition of National Doctors’ Day, March 30.
The first Doctors’ 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 Doctors’ 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 Doctors’ Day.”
The Board of Trustees, administration, and staff of WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital send a heartfelt thank you to all their physicians who dedicate their lives to improving the health and well-being of our community.