Today is ‘National Doctors Appreciation Day’
With the entire world battling the COVID-19 pandemic it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate those on the front lines.
It’s ‘National Doctors Appreciation Day’ and here on the Coast, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport’s nurses and staff members throughout the system sent in memos of gratitude to highlight the contributions physicians make every day.
Usually there’s an appreciation dinner, but this year pizza was delivered to say a small thank you.
The theme of this year’s appreciation is ‘Celebrating Hope and Healing.’ In a letter to his staff, Hospital CEO Kent Nicaud states the reason we should continue celebrating one another, now more than ever. “We feel that the healthcare workers are heroes in that they are redefining not only their work life, but their family life. They’re here on the front lines taking care of patients that possibly can be sick. So really identifying and trying to get through their day is the stress they’re going through.”