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Yoakum Community Hospital to Observe National Doctor’s Day

By March 20, 2019Uncategorized

Yoakum Community Hospital will observe National Doctor’s Day on March 30, 2019.

“We are proud to publicly praise the hard work and continuous sacrifices our committed physicians make every day of the year to ensure the continued health of our citizens,” said Karen Barber, CEO, Yoakum Community Hospital. “We officially say ‘thank you’ to our valued physicians, for their tireless work, care and expert diagnoses. We applaud our dedicated physicians for their commitment and strides in the continuous fight against many acute and debilitating diseases affecting our community.”

Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Georgia physician Dr. Charles B. Almond, established this special day in 1933 to honor physicians for their selfless and unwavering devotion to healing and for their significant contributions to patients and to society. That date in 1842 marks the first time ether was administered as a surgical anesthetic in the United States, by Dr. Crawford Long. In 1991, President George Bush officially proclaimed March 30th National Doctor’s Day.

Often medicine’s unsung heroes, the medical staff physicians at Yoakum Community Hospital strive daily to provide the people of our local community with compassionate and effective routine and emergency care.

“Our physicians always ‘answer the call’,” said Karen Barber, CEO. “Their steadfast devotion to their profession, their patients and their community is continually evident. We are proud to honor them on their special day.”

In honor of Doctors’ Day, Yoakum Community Hospital held their 8th Annual YCH Choice Award – Physician of the Year. Staff, patients and their family members were encouraged to fill out a nomination form located at the Med/Surg station. The 2019 Physician of the Year will be announced on Thursday, March 28th at an appreciation breakfast hosted for our local physicians.

Please call us today at (361) 293-2321 for help in finding a physician to meet your health care needs. To learn more about Yoakum Community Hospital and our services, please visit www.yoakumhospital.org