News | Published March 30, 2017

Celebrating doctors in their commitment to making people healthier

On March 30, Mount Nittany Health will join countless other organizations across the country in celebration of National Doctors’ Day.

National Doctors’ Day was first established in 1991 by President George Bush to pay special tribute to physicians for the exceptional role they play in healing. The proclamation states, “More than the application of science and technology, medicine is a special calling, and those who have chosen this vocation in order to serve their fellow man understand the tremendous responsibility it entails.”

Locally, Mount Nittany Health is recognizing and thanking the more than 330 talented physicians who help keep the people of our region healthy. Within Mount Nittany Physician Group—one of the largest multispecialty groups in the area—we’re celebrating the nearly 150 physicians who provide care throughout 30 specialties and 17 locations.

Each year, Mount Nittany Health Foundation hosts an annual Doctors’ Day Appeal, encouraging individuals to respond with a tribute gift recognizing their physicians. Donors designate funds to the programs of their choice, ultimately advancing care at Mount Nittany Health. To learn more about how to make a gift, visit or call 814.234.6777.

While these special men and women deserve recognition every day, all are encouraged to take an extra moment on March 30 to thank a physician.