GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa -Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) joins with patients, family, friends and colleagues on National Doctors' Day on Saturday, March 30th, in expressing gratitude for the hard work and dedication of their over 169 physicians and allied health providers currently offering patient services at the hospital. These doctors represent specialties including audiology, cardiology, cataract surgery, dermatology, family practice, gastroenterology/hepatology, general surgery, nephrology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, psychiatry, urology and more.
Doctors' Day was first observed in 1933 as a local celebration in Winder, Georgia, to commemorate the date that Crawford W. Long, MD, administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery on March 30, 1842.
In the United States, March 30th has come to be known as a day when Americans can gratefully remember physicians and express appreciation for their continuing commitment to exceptional medical care.
"National Doctor's Day is a great way for GCMH to thank our providers and recognize their commitment to the people of this community. We appreciate the countless hours they devote to ensuring patients have access to quality healthcare," says GCMH Chief Clinical Officer, Jennifer Havens.
Grundy County Memorial Hospital is privileged to take this opportunity to publicly thank our physicians and clinical providers for their advanced medical knowledge, exceptional skills in diagnosing and treating disease, promoting good health, and demonstrating their everyday commitment to quality and excellence.