Annual national observance recognizes physicians and their contributions
Nashville, Tenn., (March 27, 2012) – TriStar Centennial Medical Center celebrated Doctors Day today, an annual opportunity to recognize physicians, their work and contributions to the community.
“Doctors Day is our opportunity to collectively express appreciation for physician contributions and leadership at Centennial and to healthcare as a whole,” said F.J. Campbell, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Centennial. “Our physicians have touched the lives of millions of patients in Middle Tennessee and around the country through direct medical care and by advancing medical knowledge, diagnosis and treatment.”
This year’s ‘You’ve Got Our Vote’ theme played off of campaign season, proclaiming that employees voted Centennial physicians as the best doctors in town.
The United States officially observes National Doctors Day each year on March 30, the date that anesthesia was first documented as being administered to a patient for surgery. The first informal Doctors Day celebration was held in 1933 by a small group of physician wives in Georgia. The official observance was signed into law by former President George H. W. Bush in 1990.
Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.