At Community Memorial, it is our mission to provide essential preventive, primary, behavioral and acute care services based on quality, compassion and respect for the whole person. Caregivers play a vital role as we constantly strive to fulfill our mission. We are inviting you to join us in honoring them for their selfless commitment to improving people’s lives.
Honor A Caregiver
March 30, 1933, was the first observance of Doctors’ Day in Winder, Georgia. Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians. On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers placed on the graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors’ Day.
The first ether anesthetic for surgery was administered by Crawford W. Long, M.D. on March 30, 1842, marking the date for Doctors’ Day. On that day, before Dr. Long operated to remove a tumor from a man’s neck, he administered ether anesthesia. Following surgery, the man would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware of anything until he awoke.
In 1991, National Doctors’ Day was proclaimed by President George Bush.
Have you thanked a caregiver recently?
At Community Memorial, it’s our mission to provide essential care based on quality, compassion and respect for the whole person. This past year, we’ve seen more than ever the importance of local hospitals, and especially our essential caregivers. We are inviting you to join us in honoring all of them for their selfless commitment to improving lives of others.
Join Community Memorial on March 30 as we celebrate National Doctors’ Day, by honoring every caregiver. You can make a donation to honor doctors, nurses, EMS personnel, hospital housekeepers – or even a family caregiver, for their work in caring for patients and loved ones during the COVID pandemic.
With your generous gift, you let a caregiver know their work is important to you or someone you love. Our close community survived this crisis through the amazing efforts of everyone as a team. Along with your gift we encourage you to share your gratitude by enclosing a note of thanks, and we’ll share a list of all recognized caregivers.
Thank you for honoring our caregivers by showing appreciation with your donation.
Your gift can be made below.