Thank you, Doctors!
April 10, 2009
The following letter from Chuck Wright, St. James Healthcare CEO, appeared in the Montana Standard on March 27, 2009
Monday is National Doctor's Day. Doctor's Day was first celebrated in 1933, and in 1990, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30 as National Doctor's Day. The red carnation has become the symbol of Doctor's Day because it denotes the qualities of love, charity, sacrifice and courage n qualities that we see every day in our own doctors.
Being a doctor takes a special kind of person. They must study and train for years to have a professional life filled with long and unpredictable hours, hard work, conflicting demands, high stress and personal sacrifice.
This is particularly true in smaller communities like Butte where most of our physicians must work long hours around the clock to ensure that we can get the care we need when we need it. Our doctors are not only skilled healers; they are also our trusted confidants, our advocates, our neighbors and our friends.
Please take a few minutes to let your physician or dentist know how much you appreciate all they do to keep our community and all of us healthy here in southwest Montana.