National Doctors’ Day 2019 Luncheons Set for March 29 across Tucson

Image for National Doctors' Day at UA/Banner facilities in TucsonPhysicians 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.

Paula Watkins“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):

2019 Doctors Day lunch with Dr. Liz Connick, et al. 2019 Doctors Day lunch with cardiology fellows 2019 Doctors Day lunch with Dr. Christina Laukaitis on the big screen

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.:

“Physicians Recognized at Banner – UMC at Tucson, South Campus Hospitals, March 30-31” | Posted March 31, 2017

Release Date: 
03/27/2019 - 8:30pm