- 18 March 2012
- - Portneuf Medical Center
Portneuf Medical Center will be observing National Doctors' Day on April 3rd, and would like to thank all the doctors who provide such wonderful care to the people of, and around, our community.
National Doctors' day 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. The first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors' Day.
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”.