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KICK OFF National Doctors Day by gifting a red carnation to each physician at your facility. Since its inception in 1933, this has been the traditional symbol of National Doctor’s Day.

SHARE heartfelt stories about doctors on social media with the hashtag #NationalDoctorsDay. Share a special memory and tell them how thankful you are to have them on your team.

THANK the doctors by sending each one an email, personalized note, or thank-you card to each physician on the team. Consider also collecting thank-you notes from staff members and patients to send to doctors as a heartfelt expression of gratitude.

SEND a small gesture to your physicians. A token of appreciation such as a coffee mug, nice pen set, lapel pin, baked goods, and even flowers such as red carnations, which are symbolic of National Doctors Day.

CONTACT media outlets (print, TV, and radio) and ask them to run a public service announcement (PSA) about Doctors Day and the importance of physicians’ work. Provide written copy following our sample press release and follow the media outlet’s submission requirements.

GIVE BACK through rest, learning, and bonding opportunities. You can organize a breakfast or luncheon, offer extra breaks, provide materials for continuing education and mental health, and offer free coffee and refreshments. Finally, you can end the celebrations with a culminating meal or happy hour to help doctors relax and bond with one another.

WRITE a blog post for your practice or health system’s blog discussing the role of doctors and the critical role they play.

HOST a physician awards ceremony to celebrate each physician’s unique talents and accomplishments and present them with a printed certificate or award.

SUPPORT the health and well-being of your physicians by offering coupons or vouchers for healthy meal delivery, local fitness clubs or yoga studios, and at-home fitness programs. Provide mini massages and meditation sessions, or set up relaxation stations in-house that week. 

GIFT a basket of unique local items or a facility gear bag to show appreciation.