Houston Methodist West Hospital is celebrating National Doctors’ Day today. The hospital wishes to thank and honor all the physicians who work tirelessly for our patients every day.
“Our doctors are invaluable members of not only the hospital, but also our community,” said Wayne Voss, chief executive officer of Houston Methodist West. “We’re so lucky to have an amazing, compassionate team of physicians that’s leading medicine in their respective fields and in the community.”
National Doctors’ Day was first celebrated in 1933 when Eudora Brown Almond, a physician’s wife, planned a luncheon in honor of all the doctors in her Winder, GA, community. The date of March 30 was chosen to in honor of the first day anesthesia was used in surgery: March 30, 1942. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a resolution officially designating the date as National Doctor’s Day.
Today, it’s a chance to celebrate the doctors who care for all our area patients and their loved ones.
“Thousands of patients in West Houston and Katy have trusted our doctors to take care of them and their families,’ said Voss. “We want to thank all our physicians for the wonderful work they do. We’re so glad to have you as part of the Houston Methodist West family.”
To find a doctor at Houston Methodist West Hospital, call 832.522.5522 or visit houstonmethodist.org/find-a-doctor/.