CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is pleased to announce that Dr. Letitia Tierney, State Health Officer and Commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health, was presented with the West Virginia Poison Center (WVPC) Distinguished Service Award on April 8, 2014.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals demonstrating exceptional and sustained service to the WVPC. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves by their active advocacy for the WVPC, support of the WVPC during times of immediate need, and their demonstrated commitment to the viability of the WVPC.
"I admire her diligence and continued efforts to protect the health of the community," said Dr. Elizabeth Scharman, director of the WVPC. "She is a true professional and is committed to doing what is best for those she serves."
Scharman said Tierney is an active partner, consultant and advocate for the West Virginia Poison Center, who diligently and consistently works with the WVPC to utilize and enhance joint collaborative efforts between the WVPC and public health agencies for the benefit of the community she serves.
"I am honored and humbled by the award," said Tierney. "West Virginia is fortunate to have Dr. Scharman and her team on call 24/7 to ensure the public has immediate access to potentially lifesaving health information."
Tierney is the third recipient of the West Virginia Poison Center’s Distinguished Service Award.
Toby D. Wagoner ■ Public Information Officer ■ Bureau for Public Health ■ Phone: (304) 356-4042 ■ E-mail: Toby.D.Wagoner@WV.Gov