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Upstate Foundation celebrates Doctors' Day

The Upstate Foundation’s Grateful Patient and Family Program celebrated its 12th National Doctors’ Day March 30. As in the past, hundreds of handwritten notes from thankful patients were distributed to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

“Once again, Upstate University Hospital patients were invited to pay tribute to their doctors for their dedication to providing the highest quality and compassionate health care to our community,” explained Jennifer Janes, director of grateful patient programs and annual giving. “We extend our appreciation to all of our healthcare professionals for their kindness and commitment to patients and families. The notes are written with such gratitude and often include life-changing stories.”

One grateful patient said, “My surgery, its outcome, its follow up and all my care regarding my throat tumor have been absolutely top notch because of Dr. Marzouk and his entire team. Thanks for the hope. We’ll find out how it turns out together.”

In addition to facilitating the acknowledgements of grateful patient tributes, the Upstate Foundation celebrated National Doctors’ Day with a celebratory banner and signage throughout Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital.

Caption: From left, Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, MCh, FAANS; Angela Wratney, MD, MHSc, CHSE, FAAP; Mark Marzouk, MD, FACS; Sarah Lappin, DO; accept their tribute certificates. They were among the many Upstate physicians and providers who received notes from grateful patients in celebration of National Doctors’ Day.