FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center celebrates National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion.
The observance commemorates the nation’s doctors, who have dedicated themselves to service by helping to save lives and ensure the good health of US citizens.
This year’s national theme of, “Thank you for the hope and leadership,” is truly appropriate during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the outstanding group of physicians at MetroWest Medical Center are being honored virtually and in a socially distanced manner, that is a true sign of the times.
“On behalf of the entire team at MetroWest Medical Center, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our physicians, the leaders of healthcare in the Metro West,” said Andrew D. Harding, chief executive officer. “I believe strongly in the value of saying thank you every day, but this national observance falls during a time when we are all working tirelessly to stop the spread of Coronavirus, and we pause to honor the contributions of our physicians for their dedication to the health and wellness of our community.”
Celebrated on March 30th each year, Doctors’ Day was officially established in 1991 when President George Bush issued a proclamation in observance of the day.
March 30th also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842.
“We encourage our community to join us virtually on social media and post a message to their physician, thanking them for the very important service they provide,” Harding concluded.
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