National Doctors’ Day
National Doctors’ Day is Friday, March 30 – a day we celebrate the contributions of our physicians. The United States Congress designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday with a resolution passed on October 30, 1990.
Physicians play an important role in post-acute and long-term care. The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) formed The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in 2014, which is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings. The Society’s 5,500 members work in skilled nursing facilities, long-term care and assisted living communities, CCRCs, home care, hospice, PACE programs, and other settings.
The Society has two affiliate organizations. The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine runs a certification program for medical directors in PA/LTC, credentialing Certified Medical Directors (CMDs). The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine oversees awards, community outreach, education, and research with the mission to advance the quality of life for persons in PA/LTC through inspiring, educating, and recognizing future and current health care professionals.
Information taken from paltc.org.