National Patient Recognition Day

National Patient Recognition Day is observed next on Monday, February 3rd, 2025 (194 days from today).

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National Patient Recognition Day, belongs to National Patient Recognition Week, is annually observed on February 3rd for health care providers & all others who interact with or provide services to patients “to reflect critically on patient care management and their devotion to with patient satisfaction.”

History of National Patient Recognition Day

National Patient Recognition Day provides a golden opportunity for Army leaders and healthcare providers to honor the patients we trust in our care - our Service members, family members, retirees and all other eligible military health system beneficiaries. As we honor our patients, this week and throughout February, Military Medicine and Military Medicine remain committed to the highest standards of patient-centered care.

What the Army has done?

Trusting in the care and support that Army Medicine provides is an essential part of our commitment to the Army family. In 2010, Lieutenant General Eric B. Schoomaker and other Army medical commanders and leaders signed the Army Medical Healthcare Covenants - our commitment to improve service, capabilities, and capabilities and continuum of care for our patients. Military Medical also initiated many new support programs and services (Patient Medical Center, Comprehensive Behavioral Health Campaign Plan, Pain Management Campaign Plan, Trust Culture, etc.), mTBI/Traumatic Injury Protocol, Medically Unavailable/Unavailable), to enhance accessibility and continuity of care, patient satisfaction, and arouse continued faith in Military Medicine.

How does the Army planned for the future?

Leaders and providers—doctors, nurses, technicians, administrative and ancillary support staff, hospital and clinic volunteers, will continue to provide their patients. Quality care is the foundation of Military Medicine. Healthcare leaders and providers will strengthen and enhance the Military Medical's Culture of Trust by reaffirming and demonstrating a renewed commitment to patient care, well-being, and satisfaction. We honor and thank our patient-Soldiers, retirees, and family members for their honorable service and sacrifice on the battlefield and homeland.

Why is this important to the Army?

Our patients deserve the best care and support the Army can provide. As we continue to enhance and improve the medical services and supports that Army and Army Medicine provide, we recognize that attention to the individual needs of our patients is key to satisfaction patient's general. The Army's mission is "Healing Warriors" and Military Medical's vision is to continually "Deliver Value and Inspire Faith" in the care and services we provide to families.


National Patient Recognition Day has been observed annually on February 3rd.


Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

Monday, February 3rd, 2025

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2026

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2027

Founded by

John O'Malley in 1995

Also on Monday, February 3rd, 2025

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