TEMPLETON — The Central Coast Market – Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton – celebrated National Doctors’ Day, March 30, by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill
The observance commemorates the nation’s doctors, who have dedicated themselves to public service by helping to ensure the good health of their communities. Doctors are qualified and licensed individuals who practice medicine of all forms.
“On behalf of our employees and governing board, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our physicians, the gatekeepers of healthcare on the Central Coast,” said Mark Lisa, CEO of Sierra Vista and Twin Cities. “I believe in the value of saying thank you every day, but this national observance lets us set aside a special time to honor the contributions of physicians to the health and wellness of our community.”
Celebrated on March 30 each year, Doctors’ Day was officially established in 1990 when President George Bush issued a proclamation in observance of the day. March 30 also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842.
National Doctors’ Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations, as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.
“We encourage our community members to join us in thanking all physicians for the very important service they provide,” Lisa added.