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Niagara Health recognizes contributions of physicians on Doctors’ Day

Posted Apr 27th, 2022

Niagara Health recognizes contributions of physicians on Doctors’ Day

Niagara Health is expressing appreciation and recognition of our more than 600 physicians and those in the community this Doctors’ Day on Sunday, May 1.

We appreciate their commitment to extraordinary caring and the many personal sacrifices made to help keep our community safe during another year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I would like to thank every physician for their unwavering service and the personal sacrifices made to provide the highest standards of care to patients and their families,” says Dr. Johan Viljoen, Niagara Health Chief of Staff and Executive Vice-President Medical. “You have never stopped providing critical and timely care, even under the most challenging circumstances. Your immense contributions to get through this will never be forgotten. Thank you for your caring, compassion, professionalism and dedication.”

“Niagara Health is grateful for our physicians who are extremely dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of our patients, their families and our community,” says Niagara Health President and CEO Lynn Guerriero. “Wave after wave, they have continued to answer the call to provide safe, compassionate quality healthcare. We are so appreciative of who they are, and what they do, every single day.”

Doctors’ Day is also an opportunity to welcome Niagara Health’s new physicians and to recognize physicians who have retired to thank them for their compassionate care and service to our community.

On May 1, Niagara Falls will be illuminated blue from 10 to 10:15 p.m. On behalf of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, the illumination can be viewed virtually from the comfort and safety of home. Those who plan to visit the Falls must follow public health guidelines. Also on May 1, the City of Welland’s Bridge 13, and Brock University’s Schmon Tower on April 30, will be illuminated blue in recognition of Doctors’ Day.

Give thanks in a colourful way

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is asking residents to show our support and give thanks in a colourful way in a show of appreciation for physicians. Residents can select a coloured tile on that most represents the way a physician has made a positive impact on their life. On May 1, the OMA will unveil and share a giant thank you image made up of all of the thank you tiles everyone has chosen.

About Doctors’ Day

Doctors’ Day is celebrated across Ontario each May 1 to recognize the province’s doctors and their commitment to improving the health of all patients. May 1 was chosen to mark the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe, the first woman to practice medicine in Canada and a founder of the country’s women's movement.

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