Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Celebrate Doctors’ Day in Alabama

On March 30, Gov. Robert Bentley will sign a proclamation declaring March 30, 2016, Doctors’ Day in Alabama. Doctors’ Day in Alabama formally recognizes Alabama’s more than 9,500 licensed physicians serving millions of residents through private practice, in hospitals, in research, and in other health care facilities.


Doctors’ Day in Alabama, a project sponsored by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Public Health, will be held in conjunction with National Doctors’ Day to celebrate physicians of all specialties serving in our communities.


“The practice of medicine is a special calling,” said Mark Jackson, executive director of the Medical Association. “Physicians study and train for many years, work long and unpredictable hours, and cope with often conflicting demands of work and family life to serve the needs of their communities.”


Although they are healers first, Alabama’s physicians not only contribute to patient health but also the state’s economy. According to a study by the American Medical Association, each Alabama physician supports an average of 10 jobs – contributing to 83,095 jobs statewide – for an average of $1.3 million in positive economic input and a total of $11.2 billion in economic impact statewide.


“Physicians often lead patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments,” Jackson said. “We wanted to have one day to thank our physicians for the work they do each day to make the health of our residents and our state better. If you see your physician on March 30, help us celebrate Doctors’ Day in Alabama by telling your doctor how much he or she means to you.”


For more information about Doctors’ Day in Alabama, contact Lori M. Quiller, APR, at (334) 954-2580 or



No comments:

Post a Comment