GLOVERSVILLE, NY – On March 30 1933, the wife of a renowned doctor in Georgia mailed greeting cards and letters of gratitude to all local physicians in the area. She had also put red carnations on deceased doctors’ grave sites and prepared meals for their families. Because of Eudora Brown Almond’s kind and compassionate gestures, the Women’s Alliance of the Southern Medical Associated discussed marking the day as a national day to recognize doctors. It wasn’t until 1990 that President George Bush passed a public law, making the date March 30th officially known as National Doctors’ Day. Since those times, Advance Practice Professionals (APPs), including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists, have played an increasingly important role in the delivery of healthcare to patients, particularly in rural areas. Therefore, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home celebrates March 30 as National Providers’ Day.
Locally, Fulton County’s community hospital, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home celebrates their medical providers on March 30 for all their contributions and dedication to patient care. Nathan Littauer has a total of 220 medical providers working with the healthcare organization to provide a close continuum of care for the members of the community. “These talented healthcare professionals work hard every day in our primary care centers, our emergency room, our maternity unit, our operating rooms, and in our inpatient units to ensure that members of our community receive first-rate healthcare,” says Nathan Littauer Chief Medical Officer Frederick Goldberg, MD. “They are skilled, knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. During the pandemic they have made extraordinary contributions to care for great numbers of very sick patients.”
In celebration of National Doctors’/Providers’ Day, Nathan Littauer invites the members of the community to express thanks to their healthcare provider, and the healthcare organization’s medical providers by sending handwritten “thank you” cards or letters, commenting on the hospital Facebook page’s posts, or through separate submission on the nlh.org website. “Thank you, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home providers, for all you do for our community,” adds Dr. Goldberg.
About Nathan Littauer
Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. More information can be found by visiting www.nlh.org.