This year on Doctors’ Day, I want to take a moment to honor and celebrate you – our physicians – and to share my profound gratitude for all that you do.
As you know so well, the past few years have brought a new level of challenge to the medical profession, which is physically and emotionally demanding even in the best of times. As we moved through the stages of the pandemic, our physicians stepped up, working nonstop to keep our patients and caregivers safe. We already knew it, but we were swiftly reminded during this time about the crucial role doctors play in every community’s health and safety.
As I pause today to honor you and reflect on the lifesaving work you do, I recognize the toll the last few years have taken on our doctors. With this in mind, I hope you will take time to consider your own needs and to focus on your health and well-being. Whatever “self-care” means to you, I encourage you to find the things that help you regain vibrancy and joy – for yourself, your family and friends, and your patients. For my part, I will continue to be your champion and use my voice to advocate for what our physicians need to do their best work.
Happy Doctors’ Day to you. The work we do could not go on without you, and I thank you sincerely for the gift of your service.
Elizabeth (Liz) Ransom, M.D., FACS
Chief Medical Officer
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