Mar. 30, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – On this Doctor’s Day, AdventHealth Hendersonville is celebrating our physicians and their commitment to whole-person care for people across Western North Carolina. The health care system recognizes its physicians every year on Doctor’s Day. This national recognition takes place every year on March 30.
“We look forward to this day every year. But the COVID-19 pandemic is making it even more important for us to take time to let our doctors know how much we appreciate all they are doing to continue the care and support of our patients and our other team members,” said Christy Sneller, AdventHealth Hendersonville Vice President of Physician Services.
AdventHealth Physician Services delivered gifts to the doctors across the nearly 40 clinical locations on Monday, March 30. The gift included a cell phone disinfection station.
“We had decided on the UV cell phone disinfection devices before the pandemic hit, but this turned out to be a very timely gift for this amazing team of doctors here at AdventHealth,” said Sneller.
The physicians were surprised and enjoyed the break in their busy days of caring for patients and encouraging their team members through this pandemic.
“AdventHealth shows its appreciation for us and support all the time, but having the leaders stop in to take a moment to thank us and encourage us on Doctor’s Day is very much appreciated, especially at this time in the world of health care,” said Teresa Bradley, MD, FAAFP, AdventHealth Family Medicine physician.
About National Doctor’s Day:
National Doctor's Day takes place every year on March 30 in the United States. The day celebrates the contribution of physicians to our communities. The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor's Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30 as "National Doctor's Day."
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About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment.
In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.
Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), seven consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.
AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit AdventHealthNC.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).