Doctors' Day 2010: Thank you for being LIFESAVERS

Wish your doctor a Happy Doctors’ Day!
"Thank you for being LIFESAVERS."

Doctors' Day is March 30. Help the St. Johns County Medical Alliance celebrate by wishing your doctor a "Happy Doctors' Day!"

At Flagler Hospital's Doctors' Day event, St. Johns County Medical Alliance members will pass out candy Lifesavers with labels that read, "Save a Life: SAVE (Stop America's Violence Everywhere)", as well as Patient Safety Cards.

For more information about SAVE, guides, and resources, go to

History of National Doctors’ Day
On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a National Doctors’ Day. Following overwhelming approval by the US Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. Res. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as “National Doctors’ Day.” Today, the red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors’ Day.

2009 SJCMA Holiday Share Card

Support Local Students
Donate to the St. Johns County
Medical Alliance (SJCMA)
2009 Holiday Share Card
Proceeds benefit the
SJCMA College Scholarship Fund

The St. Johns County Medical Alliance, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Medical Society, has provided $25,000 in college scholarship funds in recent years.

For your donation, your name will appear inside the Holiday Share Card along with other donors. The card will be mailed to all Flagler Hospital offices, as well as physicians. It’s an opportunity to show other Flagler Hospital staff that you are a Share Card Supporter.

Donate to the SJCMA College Scholarship Fund and share a holiday greeting with fellow hospital physicians and staff!

Make your check payable to:
St. Johns County Medical Alliance
c/o Cathy Hund
409 Nighthawk Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Donations must be received by December 11, 2009

3rd Annual Champagne & Chocolate Holiday Boutique

St. Johns County Medical Alliance Members
(left to right) Ainsley Warmuth, Borna Hossain, Grace Landon-Tirado, Stella Brown, Robin Pierluisi, Karen Dehgan, Jeani Taliaferro

The St. Johns County Medical Alliance hosted its 3rd Annual Champagne & Chocolate Holiday Boutique on November 19 in the Flagler Hospital Cafeteria.

The event included shopping, champagne, chocolates, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit the St. Johns County Medical Alliance Health Charities.

For more information, contact Karen Dehgan at 864-0779.

2009 Ancient City Kids Day

JAM (Junior Alliance of Medicine)
participates in
Ancient City Kids Day

Ancient City Kids Day was a huge success this past Saturday. Thanks to all those who showed up to help!

We brought a great display board with a message to kids to "Ask For it" --immunizations, that is. We included info from the CDC web site and the American Lung Association about seasonal & H1N1 flu. We had a great turnout & gave away glow-in-the-dark skeletons, gumball "eyeballs", spider rings, stickers, & placed a lot of tattoos on little hands & faces.

The issue of vaccinations is on the 2009 FMA (Florida Medical Association) legislative agenda.
We must oppose any weakening of the requirements for childhood vaccinations in Florida. It protects all of us and young people are the target population for H1N1 flu!