Physicians practicing with Banner – University Medical Group, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner – UMC South and the University of Arizona Cancer Center are invited to an honorary luncheon Friday, March 29, in recognition of National Doctors’ Day 2019.
For the Tucson campus hospital, the meal will take place at Kiewit Auditorium on the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus and, for South campus, in the La Galería conference room just off the cafeteria.
Meals will be served by hospital administrators from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“There also will be lunch deliveries from Baggins to the all clinics, including North campus,” said Paula Watkins, Banner Health’s director of medical staff services in Tucson, referring to Banner – University Medicine North and the UA Cancer Center’s Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic in addition to outpatient facilities across the greater Tucson area.
Look for balloons and messages of appreciation across all UA/Banner facilities in Tucson, too.
A few photos from Friday, March 29's Doctors Day celebration at Banner - UMC Tucson (click image to enlarge):
National Doctors’ Day commemorates the day in 1842 when anesthesia was first used in surgery. In 1933, Eudora Brown Winder, wife of a Winder, Ga., doctor—Charles B. Almond, MD—led the charge to set aside a special day for physicians. The first such observation was March 30 of that year. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed legislation approved by the U.S. House and Senate establishing the date as a national day of recognition for physicians. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors' Day.
EXTRA INFO: Doctors' Day 2019 Messages
What follows are some of the social media messaging around National Doctors' Day at the University of Arizona, etc.:
Tomorrow is #NationalDoctorsDay! Thank you to all of the incredible physicians who make up @UAMedTucson. Your dedication to saving lives and healing others is inspirational. Please know that we value your time and effort! ????#BearDown #DoctorsDay pic.twitter.com/tYYiEvJB5i— UA College of Medicine – Tucson (@UAmedtucson) March 30, 2019
Happy #NationalDoctorsDay! In celebration, we are giving a shout out to ASTEC’s Founder, Dr. Allan Hamilton! From janitor to neurosurgeon, what a journey! Learn about his amazing story. https://t.co/mFiPtZTqZ1— UA Health Sciences (@UAhealthnet) March 30, 2019
Happy #DoctorsDay to all the amazing docs on the front lines! You are inspiring! I love how @ConquerCancerFd asked for support this #DoctorsDay to help researchers like @rachnatshroff ?? - but DO support this great program! @ASCO @HemOncWomenDocs @UAWomenAcadMed @AZCancerCenter pic.twitter.com/yjJImiL69G— Dr. Rachna Shroff (@rachnatshroff) March 30, 2019
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