A big honor for a local doctor.
The MetroHealth System's Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tom Collins, received the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award on Friday in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Collins has a list of accomplishments which include: overseeing the emergency department on the MetroHealth main campus; supervising Metro Life Flight; collaborating with Cleveland law enforcement to improve the preparation and training for potential terrorist related Weapons of Mass Destruction attacks; playing a key role in the integration of trauma center level emergency medicine and tactical law enforcement operations in the Cleveland area; assisting in the creation of the Tactical Emergency Medical System (TEMS).
The Director’s Community Leadership Award, presented by the Director of the FBI, James Comey, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs and violence in America.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony said, “The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award List of Cleveland area recipients is beyond impressive. The devotion and care shown to the people in our community is demonstrated daily by their work. The FBI thanks Dr. Collins for his countless contributions to the community and law enforcement, and for the passion and commitment he displays to those he provides care for each and every day.”