National Doctors' Day 2020

Our doctors are caregivers, advisors, friends, angels, and heroes.

On March 30 we celebrate National Doctors' Day—a day designated to thank physicians for their tireless efforts and commitment to our health.

Join us as we celebrate National Doctors' Day and give thanks to the doctors who do so much for us. By giving a gift in honor of your doctor, you let them know how his or her work is important to you.

Thank you for your special act of gratitude and recognition.


How to Donate

Please donate online or make checks payable to Dignity Health Foundation East Valley, note on your check the name of the person you are honoring, and mail to:

Dignity Health Foundation East Valley
1727 West Frye Road, Suite 230
Chandler, AZ  85224


The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, GA. The idea was proposed by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, and the date was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery. 

The Barrow County (Georgia) Medical Society Auxiliary proclaimed the day “Doctors’ Day,” which was celebrated by mailing cards to physicians and their wives and by placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. In 1990, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation establishing a National Doctors’ Day and President George H.W. Bush signed the resolution

The first National Doctors’ Day was celebrated on March 30, 1991. As we carry the tradition forward,
Dignity Health is fortunate to have some of the brightest and most caring physicians in the world.  Thank you to our team of physicians for providing our patients with the highest-quality care and compassion.

Past Patient Comments

Please take a moment and review some of the heartfelt comments made by our patients to their doctor for National Doctors' Day:

Dr. Lora Hebert
I have never met a doctor like Dr. Hebert. She is so remarkable it is hard to know where to start! 1. Complete confidence in her care. 2. Fantastic bed side manner. 3. Makes a patient feel she is a true friend and cares about "me" and what is best for "me".  4. Makes herself available when you need her and even makes personal calls when necessary.  5. To sum it up, "She is perfect!" and we're lucky to have her. 

Dr. David Kells
Thank you for all your work and dedication. We are very thankful with you because you gave us good treatment and were nice and friendly, not only to me as your patient but also to my family. Thank you very much!

Dr. Max Thomas
Thanks Doc for making my life much better. I am pain free for the first time in many years. To the hospital staff, thanks for your caring and professionalism. You made my recovery a truly good experience. PT staff, thanks for the extra push you provided.

Dr. Gordon Doneskey
Thank you for being out physician! Your expertise and compassion make you the best doctor we've ever had, both for ourselves and my mom. You manage to deliver health care the way it was meant to be. I hope you will continue to care for us and our health needs.



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