Mekala Ramgopal, MD, Internal Medicine attending, left, chats with Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer, at the National Doctors’ Day observance at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital celebrated Doctors’ Day on Wednesday, March 30, with a breakfast for doctors.
Doctors’ Day was first declared by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, who set aside a day to honor physicians. From those beginnings in Winder, Georgia, the day spread and on October 30, 1990, President Bush signed it into law designating March 30 the official Doctors’ Day.
At St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, more than 130 doctors enjoyed madeto order omelettes, gifts and raffles on the day set aside to honor their important contributions to the health of the community.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has a medical staff of nearly 400 doctors, podiatrists and more, representing numerous specialties. It also offers medical training programs for more than 150 doctors.
Alina Sanda, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, and Heino Anto, MD, Nephrology attending, enjoyed breakfast at the National Doctors’ Day celebration at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
Gathering in celebration of Doctors’ Day are Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Director; Sanjay Kirtane, MD, Cardiology attending; and Lynore Dupiton, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services at the celebration on Wednesday, March 30 at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
On hand to greet the doctors for Doctors’ Day at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital were (from left to right): Kathy Garcia, Controller; Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer; Raymond Pastore, MD, Chief Medical Officer; and Mark Vine, MD, Medical Staff Secretary.