Thanks, doctors

At Mercy Tiffin Hospital, it is an honor to celebrate National Doctors Day Sunday. This special day provides an opportunity for our Sisters of Mercy, community leaders and our employees to convey heartfelt appreciation to more than 160 physicians on our medical staff. We will also recall, with gratitude, the commitment and contributions of those whose footsteps you follow: the caregivers who have gone before you in meeting the health care needs of this community, starting in 1913 when Mercy Hospital was established.

Doctors Day was established in 1933 by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond of Winder, Ga. Mrs. Almond was inspired to set aside a day of tribute for physicians of that community to honor their contributions and sacrifices. President George H.W. Bush signed the resolution in 1990 that officially designated March 30 as National Doctors Day.

Thank you for helping us when we are sick, for setting our broken bones and performing needed surgical procedures. Thank you for identifying ways we can live healthier lives, for the important research you conduct and for the medical students whom you skillfully mentor. Thank you for the compassion you share, the comfort you convey, the charity that underscores your actions and the sacrifices of family time that you freely give in order to promote the healing process.

We sincerely appreciate your leadership, your hard work, your dedication and, most of all, the support you demonstrate each day to the Mercy mission as you touch the hands and hearts of your patients, providing world-class health care to meet the current and future needs of those who live, work and play in Tiffin.

In appreciation,

Lynn Detterman, president and CEO,

Mercy Rural Division