(3/30/12) It’s a special day for healthcare providers at Tomah Memorial Hospital as staff marks a celebration that dates back 78 years.
Since 1933 - - March 30 has been set aside to recognize healthcare providers.
Tomah Memorial Chief Executive Officer Phil Stuart says it’s fitting there’s a national celebration to thank a dedicated group of healthcare professionals that does much more than take care of patients.
More than 100 providers are credentialed to care for patients at Tomah Memorial.
The very first Doctors' Day observance was organized in the state of Georgia on March 30, 1933, and included the mailing of cards to physicians.
Tomah Memorial has continued that tradition by sending cards to local providers.
In 1990, legislation was introduced in both the House and Senate establishing a national Doctors' Day, which was signed into law by then President George Bush.