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Gov. Ivey highlights physicians’ contributions throughout pandemic by declaring March 30 ‘Doctor’s Day’

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey declared March 30 as “Doctors Day” in Alabama.

In a proclamation marking the day to recognize and honor the approximately 17,000 physicians throughout the state, Ivey expressed her gratitude to Alabama physicians.

She outlined, “[W]e are especially grateful that Alabama physicians have risen to the challenge of combatting the coronavirus pandemic, often at great personal risk and sacrifice, with compassionate care for the suffering.”

The president of the Alabama Hospital Association, Donald Williamson, also touted the leadership of Alabama’s doctors throughout the pandemic.

“Throughout the pandemic, the doctors in Alabama’s hospitals have shown leadership and perseverance when caring for the sickest of patients, we can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done over the last two years, and what they will continue to do in the years to come,” he outlined.

Aruna Arora, president of the Medical Association said of Ivey’s proclamation, “Alabama’s physicians are honored to serve our fellow citizens during some of the most critical moments of their lives.”