Honor Your Doctor

Doctor's Day 2021

National Doctors' Day, March 30


“I had such a great experience in Thompson’s Emergency Department.  The doctor paid attention to me, recognizing my anxiety and pain and took the extra time needed to explain each step of the process to me. Her actions allowed me time to relax and trust her. She also ensured I had what I needed for home care and explained the healing process. Thank you so much.”             

~ UR Medicine Thompson Health Grateful Patient ~


Celebrate Doctor's Day

Throughout another year when health care professionals have been challenged like never before, UR Medicine Thompson Health’s doctors continued to provide unwavering care, working long hours and responding to our needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Caring isn’t merely their job; it's the duty to which they have dedicated their lives.


It’s easy to forget just how valuable and necessary doctors are – that is, until you sustain an injury or are hospitalized with a virus from a global pandemic.  You are fortunate, however, because there are outstanding medical professionals available right here – close to home.  Let’s rally around our physicians to remind them of why they entered the profession, and show them how much their community cares about their well-being.


March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, an important occasion to honor these men and women who are our patients’ lifelines.  Let’s celebrate the doctors who have stayed the course during the COVID-19 pandemic, who bring babies into the world, who fix hearts and help you breathe, who listen and encourage and explain, and who work tirelessly for you. With their expertise and compassion, they make a vital difference for patients every day.


Would you please consider acknowledging a physician who has touched your life and make a meaningful contribution to Thompson Health in their honor?


Simply name the doctor who means the most to you on the enclosed form and return it with your gift in the envelope provided.  Click here to make a secure online donation and write a personalized message of appreciation. When your Doctors’ Day gift arrives, the person you honor will receive notification of your tribute in a letter of gratitude, although the amount of your gift will remain confidential.


Thank you for helping us celebrate our remarkable healthcare team. A meaningful tribute from you – a grateful patient – will make this a special day for those who continue to treat patients as if they were their own family or friends.



Justin M. Weis, MD
President of Medical Staff
Medical Director of Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine
F.F. Thompson Hospital


P.S. With your generous gift, you let a doctor know his or her work is important to you or someone you love.


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."