IU Health Goshen honors doctors with donation to Maple City
An IU Health Goshen Release
March 26, 2013
GOSHEN, Ind. – Saturday, March 30 is National Doctor’s Day, and Indiana University Health Goshen will honor its nearly 150 physicians with a $5,000 gift on their behalf to Maple City Health Care Center in Goshen. Maple City Health Care Center delivers care to Elkhart County’s indigent population, and the Center’s director, Dr. James Gingerich, is a longtime partner of IU Health Goshen with privileges at the hospital.
“This is an opportunity to thank the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the practice of medicine,” says Randy Christophel, CEO of IU Health Goshen. “The difficult work they do often comes with personal sacrifice; it isn’t easy to be a great doctor. We are fortunate here to have exceptional people doing exceptional work.”
Doctor’s Day observances date back to March 30, 1933, and mark the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. In 1991, former President George H.W. Bush signed a proclamation designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day.