Posted by Paige Stewart - email
(Lufkin, TX) – Woodland Heights Medical Center has partnered with Angelina Beautiful Clean to make our community beautiful while honoring the important role of physicians in keeping our community healthy.
"The mission of Angelina Beautiful Clean is to educate and empower East Texans to take responsibility for enhancing the environment," said Amanda Anderson, Program Manager for Angelina Beautiful Clean. "We are happy to partner with organizations like Woodland Heights Medical Center to make their facility and our community more beautiful."
Angelina Beautiful Clean provided Woodland Heights with three Nutall Oak Trees, which will be planted at various locations on the Woodland Heights hospital grounds. The donated trees will be planted in honor of Doctors' Day 2010 and to recognize the significant contribution Lufkin and Angelina County physicians make towards the health and wellness of the community.
"Our physician partners are often the inspiration for the hospital's investment in new technology and procedures as we grow to meet the health and wellness needs of the community we serve," said Casey Robertson, Interim CEO of Woodland Heights Medical Center. "This oak tree is a symbol of the longevity and fortitude we achieve through partnering with our medical staff and working towards a shared vision of the future."
First observed on March 30, 1933, Doctor's Day was created to show appreciation for physicians, who provide vital diagnosis, treatment and care for communities nationwide. On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors' Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors' Day was signed by President George Bush. Recently, on March 30, 2010, Mayor Jack Gorden proclaimed it "Doctors' Day" in Lufkin, Texas.