Delivering medical care during a global pandemic has required teamwork at the highest level, and doctors are fundamental to this effort. As the country celebrates Doctors’ Day on March 30, I invite you to join me in recognizing the heroic work of all physicians. The COVID-19 pandemic has called upon the expertise and skills of our local physicians and many more in the larger medical community who have worked to detect, treat, cure and develop vaccines against this highly infectious disease.
Life has been disrupted by lockdowns and restrictions but chronic diseases and medical crises have kept going. Doctors on our medical staff at Bayfront Health Brooksville and Spring Hill have been steadfast partners supporting the safety and wellness of patients and our community. They’ve helped us adapt our practices as more is learned about the virus, its treatment, and the prevention of spread. I’ve never been more grateful for their support.
Their knowledge and skills helped the more than 42,000 patient visits to our Emergency Rooms and the more than 8800 patients admitted last year. While we cared for many COVID-19 positive patients, routine care also continued. Women delivered their newborns, medical emergencies were treated, surgeries were performed and a myriad of other medical concerns were addressed. Many providers adapted to new practices, using tele-visits to ease access. The 107,000 patients who went to a clinic were seen in a safe environment to get care for chronic conditions and routine check-ups.
On this Doctors’ Day, please join me in reaching out to the physicians you know to say thank you. Today we acknowledge their contributions, sacrifices, skills, and unwavering concern for patients. Let’s be sure they know how grateful we are.
Sharon Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, Bayfront Health Brooksville and Spring Hill
About Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill
Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill are nationally accredited acute care hospitals providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency care services. The Bayfront Health Network consists of six hospitals that provide a broad range of services including cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology, sleep medicine, wound care, urology, otolaryngology, neurology, diagnostic imaging, neonatal intensive care and more. For more information about our services, visit BayfrontBrooksville.com or BayfrontSpringHill.com.