Celebrating Doctor’s Day

May 1, 2015

On May 1, 2015 LHSC is celebrating the fifth annual Provincial Doctor's Day.

Doctor's Day was founded in 2011, after the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation and MPP for Richmond Hill, introduced a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a special day that would recognize the work of the province's 27,000 physicians.

May 1 was chosen as Doctors' Day in Ontario to mark the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe, Canada's first female practising physician.

Every day, more than 320,000 patients across the province are treated and cared for by an Ontario doctor. Whether it's in a hospital, a clinic, a long-term care facility, a research lab or at a patient's home, Ontario's doctors are working hard to make sure patients get the care they need.

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is asking the public to share their appreciation about a doctor that has touched a life. For every message shared, the OMA will donate $1 to the Canadian Red Cross. Stories can be shared on the OMA website or on Twitter using the hashtag #DocsRock.

Physician walking in hallway