When illness or injury strikes you rely on your physician to provide exceptional care, compassion and respect in your time of need.
National Doctors' Day on March 30 is the perfect occasion to express your gratitude and celebrate exemplary physicians in our community.
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.
You may also include a personal note of appreciation on the donation page. Your message will be delivered to your physician, (the amount of your gift will remain confidential) letting her/him know how they have made an impact on your life.
Thank you for giving today and acknowledging the importance of compassionate, patient-focused care.
Ben C. Wandtke, MD
President, F.F. Thompson Hospital Medical Staff
Click here to send a personal “Thank You” to a Doctor who made an impact on your life.
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 S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as "National Doctors' Day."