Winneshiek Medical Center recognizes National Doctor’s Day

Released: 03/29/17

National Doctors’ Day celebrates the contribution of health care providers who serve our country by caring for our citizens. The first Doctor’s Day observance was in 1933 when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians.

On March 30, Winneshiek Medical Center and other medical facilities across the country will continue the tradition initiated by the Almond family by honoring health care providers who care for their communities.

Robert Flinchbaugh, D.O., chief medical officer at Winneshiek Medical Center says, “Whether you have a loved one recovering from an illness, are welcoming a new baby into the world or are looking for answers to a medical issue, health care providers at Winneshiek Medical Center, including physicians and advanced care practitioners, have dedicated their professional lives to providing excellent care for patients.”

Thirty-five doctors have active privileges at Winneshiek Medical Center. Clinic, emergency, and hospitalist services are offered by Mayo Clinic Health System providers. Both Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen Health System doctors perform surgeries, deliver babies and care for patients needing acute or skilled care.

Dr. Flinchbaugh says, “On behalf of the Winneshiek Medical Center leadership team, thank you to all our health care providers for their exceptional care and service they provide to patients and the vital role they play in our community. I appreciate the opportunity to recognize and thank them for their inspiring commitment to providing outstanding, trusted care.

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