Happy Doctor's Day: March 30

Inspired by faith, committed to excellence.

posted on 3/15/2025 in Features

Doctors dayThe physicians at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and St. Anthony Clinics stand as pillars of compassion, resilience and excellence in the medical field. Day in and day out, they go above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of all those they serve, embodying the very essence of medical professionalism and empathy. Their unwavering commitment to healing, educating, and innovating has transformed countless lives. They are inspired by faith and committed to excellence.

On National Doctors' Day, we take a moment to pause and reflect on the immeasurable contributions of physicians across the country, with a special focus on the dedicated doctors at St. Anthony. This day, celebrated annually on March 30, shines a light on the selfless service, unparalleled dedication, and the profound impact that doctors have on the health and well-being of individuals and communities alike.

Doctors' Day History

National Doctors' Day can be traced back to March 30, 1933, when it was first observed in Winder, Georgia. Started by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a prominent Georgia doctor, the day was meant to recognize and honor doctors for their service. She decided the best way to do that was to mail greeting cards to all the doctors she knew and to place flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. She used red carnations—a flower still used to this day for National Doctors' Day celebrations.

Why is March 30 the date for Doctors' Day? Because that is the day in 1842 that Dr. Crawford W. Long used an ether anesthetic for the first time.