How to Celebrate National Doctors Day

National Doctors Day takes place annually on March 30 and provides a unique way to honor the physicians who promote their communities’ health through quality care. Your celebrations don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, but with a little preparation and creativity, you can recognize your hard-working doctors and have some fun while still getting some work accomplished.

Here are some ideas to get you started!

Be sure to include everyone.

Send out an email to all staff reminding them of the upcoming holiday. Fill them in on the events for the day and let them know of anything you will need from them.

Letting everyone know ahead of time will give plenty of preparation in case they’d like to surprise a particular doctor on their own.

[Don’t forget that National Arthritis Month is coming in May- click here for some more celebration ideas!]

Host a Doctors Day lunch.

Everyone loves office food! Make sure you offer some healthy options, include a few sweet treats, some cold drinks, and a pot of coffee as well. Your staff can relax and enjoy some socialization and camaraderie, all while celebrating your amazing doctors.

Create a blog post featuring your doctors.

Spread the word about National Doctors Day by writing a blog post about your doctors! Don’t stop there; you can also write something for the local paper. Most local media outlets welcome local interest pieces and commentary from community members. This is an excellent opportunity to boast about your doctors (and your practice)!

Don’t forget to share on social media as well! Click here for some social media tips.

Give your doctors a treat!

A great way to show your doctors how much you appreciate them is by giving them a gift. Gather donations from the rest of your practice and then use the proceeds to buy flowers, some chocolates, a spa treatment, or a round of golf. Be sure to make it personal and specific, so they know you put some thought and care into it.

Include your patients.

Give your patients the opportunity to get involved with colorful blank cards, sample messages, ideas, and pens so they can leave their favorite physician a note. The display should include a basket for completed cards, which can be distributed to doctors during the celebration on March 30th.

Whatever way you choose to celebrate National Doctors’ Day, your physicians will appreciate your effort and thoughtfulness. Hopefully, this post has given you some great ideas – now go and celebrate!

 

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