MCCH RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY MARCH 30
Murray-Calloway County Hospital invites the community to join in celebrating National Doctors’ Day on Thursday, March 30. MCCH recognizes more than 63 local physicians representing 30 medical specialties ranging from primary care, oncology and hematology to various surgery procedures. With a wide range of expertise, background and education, these hard-working physicians provide daily health care to the region.
National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30 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 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 30 as "National Doctors’ Day."