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  • Mar 27, 2018

Happy National Doctor's Day!

Each year, on March 30, National Doctors’ Day is commemorated to recognize the role physicians play each and every day in communities, big and small, to improve the lives of others.

By Kirsten Meisinger, MD, MHCDS, Medical Staff President and Regional Medical Director.

The celebration was established in 1993 by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a physician, who wanted to create a day for recognizing and honoring doctors. She mailed greeting cards to all of the doctors she knew.

CHA is home to a dedicated and progressive medical staff who are laser-focused on impacting change both in the doctor’s office and across our society as a whole. Our providers volunteer in community organizations, publish research, and take social justice to heart by speaking out on a myriad of issues impacting the social determinants of health.

In celebration of the holiday, here are a few fun facts about CHA’s team:

  • 96 physicians have language fluency in a second language.
  • 28 are certified to provide care in a language other than English to patients.
  • The average age of a physician at CHA is 49 years old.
  • More than 150 physicians live in CHA’s catchment area (Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop).

Doctors in the United States manage close to 1 billion patient encounters each year and at CHA our medical staff of almost 700 physicians care for over 140,000 people, many of whom are some of the most underserved.

Please join me in thanking a doctor today, whether they work at CHA or not, for the important role they play in the fabric of our communities.

This articles provide general information for educational purposes only. The information provided in this article, or through linkages to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider.

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