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BayCare Magnet Helps Save Woman's Life
It's not every day that a piece of mail helps save your life. But that's exactly what happened to Charlene Mixa last spring when the East Lake Woodlands resident received a BayCare magnet explaining heart attack signs and symptoms for men and women. (more)

New and Expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center Opens
 St. Joseph's Children's Hospital opened its new and expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center on December 16, 2013. The hospital has the busiest children's emergency center in the region, and the larger, advanced facility will increase the community's access to the highest levels of pediatric emergency care in the area. (more)

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Doctors Day 2015

On Doctors Day, we recognize physicians for their many contributions and the care they provide. We are grateful for their selflessness and the choice they make to dedicate their lives to caring for others.

History

Doctors Day was started on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, by Eudora Brown Almond. In observance of the first Doctors Day, greeting cards were mailed to physicians and their wives, and flowers were placed on the graves of deceased physicians. On October 30, 1991, President George Bush signed Senate Joint Resolution 366 (Public Law 101-473) making Doctors Day a national holiday. In the Doctors Day Proclamation (6253), President Bush quoted Dr. Elmer Hess, a former president of the American Medical Association, stating "There is no greater reward in our profession than the knowledge that God has entrusted us with the physical care of His people. The Almighty has reserved for Himself the power to create life, but He has assigned to a few of us the responsibility of keeping in good repair the bodies in which this life is sustained."

Thank You Doctors

On behalf of our patients, BayCare would like to thank our doctors for all your hard work. Your efforts have enabled BayCare to achieve some of the highest levels of patient satisfaction in Tampa Bay. The sacrifice and dedication you show make a difference in the health of the communities you serve.

For all of this, we thank you.

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