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February 28th, 2018

National Social Work Month and National Doctor’s Day

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz
Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support

March is National Social Work Month.  During the entire month, we celebrate Social Workers across WellMed and across the nation to recognize their contributions to those in need of support and advocacy.

On March 30th, Doctor’s Day, we also recognize our amazing doctors who tirelessly provide outstanding, compassionate care to our patients every day.

National Professional Social Work Month

Social Workers focus on helping people in many ways, and are skilled in enhancing and helping with the basic needs of the most vulnerable in our communities.

The National Association of Social Workers’ theme this year promotes Social Workers as leaders, advocates and champions across our communities.

National Doctor’s Day

Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles Almond, came up with the idea of a day to honor physicians by placing red Carnations on the graves of deceased doctors.  She chose March 30, 1842 which is the anniversary of the first time Ether (general anesthesia) was used in surgery.

The United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution in March 1958 to observe Doctor’s Day, and in October 1990, President Bush officially designated March 30th as National Doctor’s Day.

A heartfelt thanks to our dedicated social workers and doctors for providing outstanding care every day.