Celebrate Doctors’ Day on March 30, 2014
Do you have a favorite doctor or a physician who has really gone above and beyond? If so, March 30, National Doctors’ Day, is the perfect day to thank him or her for that service.
The national holiday celebrates the contributions that physicians make to our patients and our communities, and the most meaningful recognition comes from you. Consider honoring your doctor with a gift through Fairview Foundation's Champions of Care program.
Doctors’ day history
First observed in Georgia in 1933, Doctors’ Day was established by Eudora Almond, the wife of a doctor, to honor physicians. The holiday’s first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing red carnations on the graves of deceased doctors.
In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors’ Day. On Oct. 30, 1990, President George Bush officially designated March 30th as "National Doctors’ Day."
Your donation makes the difference
In 2013, nearly 200 Fairview caregivers were honored on Doctors’ Day by being recognized as Champions of Care. Each of the skilled and compassionate physicians recognized received a custom-crafted pin, a note of appreciation and public recognition in our 2013 Honor Roll. As recognitions that only a patient can award, these Champion of Care honors are the ultimate patient “seal of approval” and our doctors wear their lapel pins with obvious pride.
Doctors’ Day is more than just a day of recognition “for a job superbly done.” Every donation through the Champions of Care program helps build the future of health care in Minnesota and beyond. Your gift will allow Fairview to continue to save lives, change lives and improve health every day, including funding services that aren’t reimbursed by insurance.
Please recognize the exceptional care, skill, dedication and compassion of your doctor and make a gift today at fairview.org/doctorsday.