National Doctors’ Day turns 30

Mar 25, 2021


For the past three decades, the United States has marked March 30 as National Doctors’ Day to honor the nation’s physicians for their dedication and leadership. It all started with the proclamation signed by President George H.W. Bush on February 21, 1991. The very first “doctors’ day”, however, was in 1933 when Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife decided to mail greeting cards to physicians and place flowers on the graves of doctors who had passed away.

Today, Adventist Health uses Doctors’ Day as an opportunity to celebrate and thank all of our physicians and advanced practice professionals (APPs) for the extraordinary work they do in our communities. This year, after more than a year living in a pandemic, we see the sacrifice and commitment to excellent patient care more than ever.

The official symbol of National Doctors’ Day is the red carnation, as it represents the qualities of love, charity, sacrifice, bravery and courage – all traits that our physicians, APPs and other clinicians have shown to our patients and our communities throughout the pandemic.

We celebrate each one of our providers on this Doctors’ Day, for all the ways they have lived God’s love to their patients and communities.

Visit the Adventist Health Facebook page and leave a thank-you note for your provider or search on Google for your specific clinic and leave a thank-you note by clicking the "Write a review" button.