National Doctors Day honors the physicians who help save lives every day around the United States. The holiday first started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then has been celebrated every year on March 30, which was the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia. Today, we continue to celebrate medical advances like these and thank all of our Bon Secours Mercy Health doctors across our entire footprint who have spent so much time and energy mastering their fields of expertise.
In honor of National Doctors Day 2022, we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Jimmy Chung, the Chief Medical Officer of Advantus Health Partners and a board-certified general surgeon for 22 years. Our discussion with Dr. Chung centered around the unprecedented challenges the healthcare industry is facing within the healthcare supply chain. Below are Dr. Chung’s insights on how supply chain has matured within health care and how the relationship between physicians and value analysis teams has changed over the years.