Hospital Celebrates Medical Staff

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital celebrates the hands that heal each year as we commemorate National Doctors’ Day Wednesday, March 30.

March 21, 2016


Leonardtown, Maryland – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital celebrates the hands that heal each year as we commemorate National Doctors’ Day Wednesday, March 30.

“Our doctors go above and beyond every day to provide the best possible medical care to the patients of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer. “We are grateful for their hard work and personal sacrifices as they continually strive to advance the quality of health care offered in our region.”

The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors will extend its appreciation to the hospital’s medical staff Thursday, March 31. The annual celebration will include a breakfast, special gift and proclamations from the St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners and the Leonardtown Commissioners.

“We are proud to have such an incredible group of doctors working in our county,” said Barbara Thompson, chairman of the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors. “They have dedicated their lives to the practice of medicine and their skills and commitment are valuable resources for our community.”

There are currently more than 400 doctors affiliated with MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Physician services range in scope from general practitioner and internal medicine to highly specialized surgical care such as vascular, orthopedic and colorectal surgery. Eighty-five percent of physicians practicing at MedStar St. Mary’s are board certified in their specialty and 80 percent practice only at the hospital.

Doctors’ Day was first observed March 30, 1933. Since then, it is celebrated annually to acknowledge the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery on March 30, 1842, by physician Crawford Long. In 1991, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day.

MedStar-DD-2016-LogoWe invite you to share kind words about the doctor, nurse or caregiver who made a difference in your life. Send your personal “thank you” and then make an investment in celebration of National Doctors’ Day. We will make sure your honoree(s) receive the acknowledgement note, with no mention of the gift amount. Honor your doctor today. 

About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital 

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2015 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers. 

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