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FHN Honors Physicians on National Doctors' Day March 30

3/20/2016

On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford Long of Barrow County, Ga., performed surgery to remove a tumor on a patient's neck. He used ether to anesthetize the patient – a first for medical science.

Years later, Congress and the President would declare the anniversary of that surgery to be National Doctors' Day, a chance to acknowledge all that our physicians do for their communities.

FHN is proud to salute its physicians March 30 for being the heart of community-based healthcare. Send a message to your FHN healthcare provider for Doctors' Day. Selected messages will appear on the site in the future.

"Our patients depend on FHN physicians for everything from one-time emergency care at the hospital to a lifetime of care as their family doctor at our healthcare center locations throughout northwest Illinois," said Mark Gridley, chief operating officer of FHN.