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Valley Health Recognizes Its Dedicated Community of Physicians

Thursday, March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day, an opportunity we take at Valley Health’s hospitals, Urgent Care centers, outpatient surgery and medical practices to acknowledge and thank the physicians whose expertise and involvement are essential to our organization’s ability to fulfill our mission of “Serving Our Community by Improving Health.”

The official National Doctors’ Day recognition honors the day in 1842 when Georgia surgeon and pharmacist, Dr. Crawford W. Long, first used anesthesia in surgery. I think we all agree Dr. Long’s initiative represented a significant breakthrough that has improved care for every surgical patient over the last 175 years.

The more than 500 medical staff physicians affiliated with Valley Health’s not-for-profit system of community hospitals, services, and providers invest their days and nights diagnosing, visiting and caring for individuals and families throughout the region. They dedicate their unique training, expertise, and professionalism to help area residents feel better, live healthier, and live better.

Valley Health affiliated physicians work around the clock in emergency departments, other hospital departments, operating suites and board rooms to ensure patients receive high quality, safe care and have the best possible outcomes. Our affiliated physicians champion new patient safety initiatives, support the larger clinical staff and embrace initiatives to expand community awareness about wellness and disease prevention.

On Thursday we pause to thank each of them for their dedicated service to patients, our community and our health system.