OSF Saint Luke Medical Center celebrated National Doctors’ Day on April 10th by recognizing the dedication and commitment of its affiliated physicians and providers at a breakfast recognition ceremony held in their honor. “On Doctors’ Day, we celebrate the contributions of our providers and their role in fulfilling our Mission of “Serving with the greatest care and love” in our community,” said Lynn Fulton, President OSF Saint Luke.
“Doctor’s Day is not just about physicians, but all individuals who provide direct clinical patient care. The members of the Medical Staff at OSF Saint Luke lead our health care team every day to deliver high quality and compassionate care, every day of the year,” said Dr. Dan Congreve, Chief of Medical Staff, OSF Saint Luke.
The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933. Since then, it is celebrated annually to commemorate the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery on the same date in 1842 by physician Crawford Long. In 1990, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day, the first of which was celebrated in 1991. In addition, the red carnation was established as the symbol for National Doctors’ Day because it denotes the qualities of love, charity, sacrifice, bravery and courage.
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Lynn Fulton, President OSF Saint Luke (left) distributes gifts at the April 10 Doctors’ Day recognition ceremony to Dr. James Lindbom, Neal Tex, CRNA, Dr. Michael Ahearn