National Doctors’ Day began in 1933 and became nationally recognized in 1990, honoring the tireless dedication doctors bring to the world in caring for individuals everywhere. This year brings with it a different importance as we look back on the struggles with COVID-19 and the healthcare professionals who lost their lives in serving others.
Remembering the doctors we’ve lost
Thank you for all you do
According to the CDC, nearly half a million healthcare professionals have been infected with COVID-19 and at least 1,500 have died from it (maybe as high as 3,400, according to Dr. Claire Rezba, an anesthesiologist, who has kept a national tally). There are no words strong enough to share our gratitude for all that they gave, and we’ll never really know how much we’ve really lost in everything they did for their patients, communities, and families.
We’re an organization owned and managed by surgeons, and we want to thank all our colleagues for what they bring to this profession and their patients. We thank you for continuing to care for people during some of the most challenging times in modern history.