In 2021, National Doctors’ Day has more significance than ever.
“This year, I am so grateful to stand with the providers whose life’s work is caring for their patients and the communities they serve,” said Jason Krupp, MD FACP, president of Central Maine Medical Group. “This was an incredible year for our 330 physicians and associate professional staff at Central Maine Healthcare. When the pandemic struck, turning the world as we knew it upside-down, they heroically stepped into the line of fire, saying ‘This is what I was called to do.’”
Central Maine Healthcare providers rose to the challenge and met it head on. They have continued to do so ever since Maine’s first COVID-19 case showed up on Maine’s doorstep – in the Emergency Department of Central Maine Medical Center.
For 88 years, March 30 has been a day to honor the contributions of physicians. It has had a number of milestones: the first observance in Georgia in 1933 to commemorate the first administration of ether as a surgical anesthetic, a U.S. House resolution in 1958 and the first official national observance in 1991 after then-President George H.W. Bush signed legislation into law.
National Doctors’ Day 2021 is another one for the history books, Krupp said.
“Not one of our providers shied away from their duty in the coronavirus crisis. I’m proud of each and every one of them,” he said. “Please join me in thanking them on this National Doctors’ Day.”