February 25, 2021
Kansas City, Kan. — Did you know Doctors’ Day happens each year on March 30? That means it’s time once again to thank the physicians and care providers who take care of your and your family’s healthcare. It may also be a perfect opportunity to say thank you to a specialist or surgeon who provided essential care to you or one of the people you love.
We all know that nothing feels more affirming and rewarding than a sincere thank you from someone you know, have worked with or cared for. Doctors and other healthcare providers are working harder than ever these days to care for people with COVID-19 and other serious conditions – as well as meeting our necessary routine care such as physical exams, screenings and wellness maintenance.
Doctors are essential to our well-being. It’s clear that they aren’t doing this work to be appreciated. Even so, we should let them know how much we value them – now more than ever!
How to thank your doctors
Organizers of the very first Doctors’ Day, held March 30, 1933, encouraged people to mail greeting cards to their physicians. This is still a great gesture that we recommend. But with today’s technology, you can also send your messages of thanks by posting to our Facebook page – or come up with your own creative way of saying thank you.
Any cards or notes we receive at the health system’s address will be shared with doctors on March 30. Cards can be mailed to:
c/o The University of Kansas Hospital
5799 Broadmoor St., Suite 700
Mission, KS 66202
We also encourage you to make a donation in a physician’s honor to our Patients in Need Fund. Here, you can add a note that will be shared with the doctor or honoree. Our physicians deeply appreciate any financial contributions that will enhance the experience of their patients who need assistance.