Honor Your Doctor

Doctor's Day 2021

National Doctors' Day, March 30


“My doctor led my care with confidence and compassion. He took the time to talk to me as if I was the most important person in the hospital. He explained things in a way that made sense. He answered my endless questions and helped ease my fears. He was an amazing 'captain of the ship' and I was blessed to be under his care.”             

~Thompson Health Grateful Patient~


Celebrate Doctor's Day

Throughout this very unusual year, UR Medicine Thompson Health physicians have been on the front lines at every turn. 

They have endured long and often unpredictable hours while knowingly putting themselves in harm’s way.  However, our doctors are – as always – dedicated to your health.

March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, an important occasion to honor these men and women who are our patients’ lifelines.  Whether you have relied upon the friendly encouragement and advice of your family doctor, or benefited from advanced treatments and procedures performed by a renowned specialist, we trust you have always felt confident in the expert care provided by our physicians.

We invite you to join us in recognizing a physician who has touched your life by making a meaningful contribution to Thompson Health in their honor.  We also encourage you to use the link below to write a personalized message of appreciation.

When your Doctors’ Day gift arrives, the person you honor will receive a commemorative Doctors’ Day badge to wear with pride and they will receive notification of your tribute in a letter of gratitude, although the amount of your gift will remain confidential.

Thank you for giving today and acknowledging the importance of compassionate, patient-focused care.



Robert W. Scott, MD
President of Medical Staff
Chief of Obstetrics/Gynecology
F.F. Thompson Hospital

P.S. During this unfamiliar time, it is difficult to know what lies ahead.  I can assure you, however, that with your help, whatever comes, our physicians and medical staff are prepared to meet it.


Click here to make a gift in honor of your doctor or caregiver and to leave a personalize message of appreciation.



About Doctors' Day

National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens.

The first Doctors' Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia.  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 a bill designating March 30th as "National Doctors' Day."


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