Annually on February 3, we honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians Day. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Dr. Blackwell initiated the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine. At Guthrie, the Guthrie Women In Medicine group is active in celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of female physicians, bringing improvements to the workplace for the growing number of women physicians entering the field of medicine and encouraging young women to consider a career in medicine.
We will honor our 91 Guthrie female physicians by observing National Women Physicians Day on Monday, February 4. We invite all staff to recognize the contributions of our female physicians by taking a photo with the female physicians they work with. Post your photos to the One Guthrie group on Workplace on Monday, February 4 and we will compile them into an album to share next week.
Thank you to all our female physicians!