PCMS Honors Dr. Anthony L-T Chen with community service award

The Pierce County Medical Society (PCMS) presented Anthony L-T Chen M.D., MPH, Director of Health of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, with the PCMS Community Service Award. The award recognizes physicians who have made outstanding contributions to the community since 1992.

Dr. Chen was chosen by PCMS for his exceptional dedication and leadership during the on-going COVID-19 public health crisis.  His life of service has been devoted to health equity and access to healthcare.

“It is a privilege to present Dr. Chen with the PCMS Community Service Award honoring his tireless leadership during a rapidly changing public health crisis,” said PCMS President Alex Mohit, M.D., PhD. “He has strived to balance all the needs of the County, recognizing harms and benefits with any decision and fulfilled his duty as our Chief Health Officer with persistence and compassion. Dr. Chen is a beacon in challenging times and sets a high bar in delivering public health services to all the citizens of Pierce County.”

The award was presented to Dr. Chen during the PCMS Virtual Annual Meeting earlier this week.