NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY, March 30, 2021
From Dr. Frank Proscia, President, Doctors Council SEIU
Dear Doctors Council SEIU members:
Thank You Doctors. As today – March 30, 2021 – is National Doctors Day, I want to thank each of you for what you have done over the past year and every day.
As President of Doctors Council SEIU, the union that represents doctors, and as a doctor myself, I am very proud of each of you, the commitment you bring and the sacrifices you make.
Our members put their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so, often leaving their families behind to care for the most vulnerable and sick patients and to manage and respond to this disease. Doctors are essential workers who chronically worked short-staffed and burned out on the frontlines in the hardest hit areas of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here we are one year later after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with too many people having died and way too many more who have been infected. Our colleagues have died from and been infected with COVID-19 over the last year. But we also saw the heroic work of doctors and others who stood together and fought COVID-19, essential workers all of who put their lives and livelihoods on the line for those we care for and our communities.
To recognize how far we’ve come in the year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we held a press conference at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York City, to say “Thank You Doctors” to all the doctor heroes who have given so much and been there for those we care for and our communities over the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic. We honor our doctor heroes while remembering the patients we cared for and those whose lives were lost.
This “Thank You Doctors” press conference is for all of you, no matter where you work or what you do. Each of you deserve and have earned that thanks.
On March 30th each year, National Doctors Day honors doctors for your dedication and what you do for our society and communities. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our doctors for all that they do for us and our loved ones. You can read more about National Doctors Day here.
As a doctor myself and President of Doctors Council SEIU, I realize the commitment and sacrifices each of you has made to be a doctor. It took years of school, residency, study and training to be where you are today. The commitment that you bring every day and every shift is to be commended. We celebrate your dedication to those we care for and the communities we serve.
That is why we at Doctors Council SEIU want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for being a doctor and a member of our union and profession. March 30th is National Doctors Day every year. We believe that every day should be a day to recognize doctors.
Thank you for what you are doing every day especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank You Doctors.