Los Al Medical Center celebrates National Doctor Day

Courtesy photo Los Al Medical doctors and CEO celebrate Doctors’ Day. (L-R) Dr. Jie-Gen Jiangm Dr. Charles Maples, Kent Clayton, CEO, Dr. Sepehr Nowfar, Dr. Kathleen Macleod, and Dr. Susan Lim.

Los Alamitos Medical Center celebrated National Doctors’ Day this past week by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill, and compassion.

Across Tenet Health Pacific Coast, the theme of “Thank You for Always Being There” depicts a collective sentiment of deep appreciation for the outstanding group of physicians who tirelessly care for our community, according to spokesperson Jennifer Bayer.

“On behalf of all our employees and patients, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our physicians, the leaders of healthcare in Los Alamitos,” said Kent Clayton, chief executive officer of Los Alamitos Medical Center.

“I believe strongly in the value of saying ‘thank you’ every day, but today, we pause to honor the contributions of our physicians for their dedication to the health of our community,” Clayton said.

The hospital spokesperson said due to the hard work and dedication to quality of care and patient safety demonstrated by their physicians and staff over the past year, LAMC has proudly received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Association’s Stroke SM Elite Plus and Type Two Diabetes Honor Role Awards.

Bayer said it “further demonstrates to our community our commitment to delivering top-quality health care.”

Celebrated on March 30 each year, Doctors’ Day was officially established in 1991. March 30 also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842.

National Doctors’ Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.