Haywood Regional Medical Center celebrates Doctor’s Day

March 28, 2016

Haywood Regional Medical Center is encouraging everyone in the community to recognize their physicians during this year's National Doctors Day, which is held annually on March 30th. The special day gives us time to reflect on the hard work physicians do each and every day as they take care of the sick and injured and help others maintain good health. Haywood Regional Medical Center will be honoring its physicians with special activities, as all of the hospital’s staff makes it a point to celebrate their doctors during this week of appreciation.

 “On behalf of everyone at Haywood Regional Medical Center, we want to thank our physicians for their dedicated service to our patients and our community,” shared Phillip Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Haywood Regional Medical Center. “Our doctors share an extraordinary commitment to quality and compassion in caring for our patients and their presence continues to make Haywood Regional Medical Center the destination for people seeking compassionate, high quality medical care close to home.”

The hospital will be honoring their physicians with a week of celebration including campus-wide recognitions, a special breakfast and luncheon, Chocolate Day, People’s Choice Awards, gifts, and a free spin class / work out day at the Health & Fitness Center.

Although people have been reportedly observing Doctors Day since the 1930s, it was made official, as a national day of recognition in 1958, when the House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating doctors. In 1991, the day became official when President George H.W. Bush signed a resolution into law that proclaimed March 30th the nation’s official day to honor our country's physicians each year.

Haywood Regional Medical Center has more than 160 physicians on its medical staff, who encompass 33 specialties.  As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture between LifePoint Health and Duke University Health System, Inc., Haywood Regional Medical Center is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.