“Making a healthy difference in the lives we touch” is the cornerstone of Uniontown Hospital’s mission statement and is most certainly the driving motivation of every physician working to provide hospital patients with the best care available. And that core value, shared by doctors and hospital support staff alike, is just one reason Uniontown Hospital is proud to acknowledge the excellent service and care provided by the more than 200 physicians working in and with the hospital on this National Doctors’ Day, 2014.
When you think of physicians and the hospital, you think of captains of a ship,” Steve Handy, Uniontown Hospital CEO, said Monday. “They navigate our patients through care and really steer our services. This is our opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate them.
National Doctors’ Day is held each year at the end of March to recognize and observe the contributions of physicians to the health and betterment of the nation. While the practice of observing Doctors’ Day dates back to the Great Depression, it was first officially recognized by U.S. Congress in 1958.
In 1990, with approval from both houses of Congress, President George H.W. Bush signed legislation officially recognizing National Doctors’ Day. From patients taking advantage of the local emergency care to others utilizing the hospital’s comprehensive cancer care or the Wound Care Center – physicians are at the forefront of the hospital’s efforts to ensure the health of Fayette County and beyond.
Executive Director of Medical Services, Dr. Linda Burstynowicz, said that with so many physicians doing so much for the hospital, the annual