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Doctors Hospital To Honor Its Patients On National Patient Recognition Day

February 02, 2012

Augusta, GA – Every day millions of patients fill hospital rooms across the country and patients have many choices about where they wish to receive treatment.  To show their appreciation for their patients, on February 3rd, National Patient Recognition Day, Doctors Hospital is saying thank you to those who have chosen them.

Beginning at 11am, Friday, volunteers will be making rounds to each patient room giving them a flower in a vase along with a “Thank You” note.  In addition, throughout the day, Food and Nutrition Services will be including a “Thank You” note as well as a miniature cupcake to each patient.

“National Patient Recognition Day is part of a weeklong celebration for our patients.  Patient well being, loyalty, and satisfaction are continually cited as a top concern among healthcare providers,” says Tanya Simpson, Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services at Doctors Hospital.  “We need to demonstrate that patient needs go beyond the technical aspects of medical care to include empathy, exactness, and encouragement.”

Every year, since 1995, National Patient Week has been celebrated during the first week of February.  The week allows the opportunity for Doctors Hospital’s management team, physicians, nurses, technologists, technicians, ancillary personnel, and volunteers to reflect on how their attitude and actions affect the well-being and satisfaction of the patients they serve. 

“We always make sure that our patients come first in every situation,” said Simpson, “but on this day in particular we hope it reinforces that to them.”

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