Asks residents to show appreciation for their doctors on March 30

To the editor:

In celebration of National Doctors’ Day, which will be observed this coming Monday, March 30, we would like to publicly recognize and thank all local physicians for their skill and compassion in caring for the medical needs of individuals and families in the region.

The physicians in our region chose the honorable profession of medicine because of the desire to heal patients, improve their health and ultimately impact their lives in a positive and meaningful way. Their many contributions to ensuring high quality and compassionate healthcare are highlighted each and every day in the care they provide to all patients.

We are proud of their pledge to diagnose and treat patients, and in their daily efforts to improve the health of the millions of people they serve.

Wherever you receive your medical care, please join with us in recognizing and saluting all local physicians for the tremendous work they do on behalf of the people of the Juniata Valley.

Raymond Nungesser, M.D.

Regional Medical Director

Geisinger-Health System

Michael Hegstrom, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital

Kay A. Hamilton, R.N.

Chief Executive Officer

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital