If you come to Granite Falls Municipal Hospital on March 30, 2011, you will notice a celebration of National Doctors Day in appreciation of the healthcare that is provided to our community. This is a time set aside to pay tribute to the outstanding men and women who protect the health and lives of our families and community. Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor is privileged to have providers and specialists with associations of the best global medical systems “right next door” to serve you.
Doctors Day marks the date that Crawford W. Long, M.D., administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery on March 30, 1842. On that day, Dr. Long administered ether anesthesia to a patient and then operated to remove a tumor from the man’s neck. Later, the patient would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and wasn’t aware the surgery was over until he awoke.
The first observance of Doctors Day, on March 30, 1933 included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed a bill into law designating March 30 as “National Doctors Day”, the red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for the day.
It is the perfect time to recognize your doctors by letting them know how much you appreciate their commitment to your good health and well being on National Doctors Day. Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor salutes all of the doctors that work for and in cooperation with our facility.