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Franklin Foundation Hospital to Observe National Doctor’s Day

Franklin, LA Franklin Foundation Hospital has announced that it will observe National Doctor’s Day on Wednesday, March 30.  

“We are proud to publicly praise the hard work and continuous sacrifices our committed physicians make every day of the year to ensure the continued health of our citizens,” said Stephanie Guidry, Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Foundation Hospital. “Today, we officially say ‘thank you’ to our valued physicians, for their tireless work, care, and expert diagnoses. We applaud our dedicated physicians for their commitment and strides in the continuous fight against many acute and debilitating diseases affecting our community.”  

Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Georgia physician Dr. Charles B. Almond, established this special day in 1933 to honor physicians for their selfless and unwavering devotion to healing and for their significant contributions to patients and to society. That date in 1842 marks the first time ether was administered as a surgical anesthetic in the United States, by Dr. Crawford Long. In 1991, President George Bush officially proclaimed March 30th National Doctor’s Day.

In a statement released to KQKI News, the hospital says, “Often medicine’s unsung heroes, the medical staff physicians at Franklin Foundation’s Medical Office Building and Baldwin Family Care, strive daily to provide the people of our local community with compassionate and effective routine and emergency care.”

“Our physicians always ‘answer the call’,” said Bart Folse, Chief Operating Officer of Franklin Foundation Hospital. “Their steadfast devotion to their profession, their patients and their community is continually evident. We are proud to honor them on their special day.”

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