Tower Health doctors work alongside patients every day, ordering tests, talking with families, and saving lives. Their dedicated work, diligence, and relationships are critical for successful patient outcomes. Tower Health encourages the community to recognize and thank doctors for their dedication on March 30, National Doctors’ Day.
Tower Health doctors are known for their compassionate, personalized, and attentive care. That’s because the health of their patients is their priority, and their journey becomes intertwined with their lifelong dedication to healing. Their patients are the reason our doctors continue to practice.
Anthony Donato, MD, Internal Medicine, Reading Hospital, shared, “I became a doctor to play my part in another’s struggle and offer the gift of healing that might mend a body and patch a soul.” Bernice Robinson-Bennett, MD, Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, added, “I knew that I wanted to serve in the field of medicine to help others maintain or regain their health. To me it has been a calling that I look forward to each day with humility and reverence. I am thankful for the patients who entrust their care and lives to us.”
P. Sue Perrotty, Tower Health president and CEO said, “Our physicians are known for the clinical excellence, compassion, and high-quality care they provide patients. I thank them today, and every day, for following their calling to heal and choosing to share their talents with Tower Health and the individuals in our community.”
In recognition of National Doctors’ Day, Reading Hospital Foundation invites the community to share a note of appreciation or a story about a physician who has made an impact in their life. “This is a great opportunity to spread joy and gratitude,” said Katherine Thornton, President, Reading Hospital Foundation. “We encourage everyone to visit towerhealth.org/doctors-day to share their personal story. Your story and gift will honor your doctor and recognize the important role they play in the health of our community. We will share your story with the doctor you honor and acknowledge you on our list of generous donors.”
Doctors’ Day was first celebrated in 1933 in Winder, Georgia by Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond. She wanted a way to recognize physicians for their hard-work and organized the community to send greeting cards and place red carnations on the graves of deceased doctors. March 30 was chosen to honor the anniversary of the first surgery in which ether anesthesia was used by Dr. Charles Long. On February 21, 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed National Doctors’ Day.