The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Project Access is recognizing local physicians by inviting community members to nominate outstanding physicians for Doctor’s Day Recognition in March. All nominated physicians will be honored at a special Doctor’s Day reception on Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m. at COS Business Products & Interiors.
Local residents can nominate physicians by sharing what makes them special. Submissions can be mailed to the Medical Society at 1917 E. Third St., Chattanooga, TN 37404, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 622-7331. The deadline for submissions is noon on Monday, March 10.
Nominations should include the physician’s name and the reasons you feel he or she should be recognized. Reasons may include a commitment to his profession, dedication to his patients, staff and family and/or involvement in the community. Be sure to include what makes this individual worthy of this recognition, and please feel free to share brief personal stories about the doctor you are nominating.
National Doctors’ Day provides a time for people to show appreciation to the doctors who care for them or their loved ones. The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga., on the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery. The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. In 1990, Congress established May 30 each year as the National Doctors Day.
This year’s observance also salutes the over 700 physicians who have volunteered to care for low-income uninsured residents of our community through Project Access. Doctor’s Day is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, and COS Business Products & Interiors.