Westchester County’s Health Commissioner, Sherlita Amler, MD, has been named a COVID-19 Hero in Westfair’s 2020 Doctors of Distinction Awards. Amler, who has served as Westchester County’s Health Commissioner for the past nine years, is being honored for her exceptional efforts to keep the public healthy and safe during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Since the onset of the pandemic in March, Amler has continued to be a true hero on the front lines, and was an integral part of stopping the spread of COVID-19 throughout Westchester County.

Amler said: “Westchester was one of the first true epicenters of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country beginning with a cluster of cases in New Rochelle – our County had never before seen a contagion like this one. But, our public health team stepped into action immediately, putting aside every other responsibility they had to address head on this crisis as it emerged in our community. We are enduring a difficult year in 2020, and I am honored to be one of many who are being recognized in Westfair’s 2020 Doctors of Distinction Awards.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Dr. Amler has done a tremendous job in helping Westchester County overcome the Coronavirus pandemic, and she has done so with a professionalism and compassion that is undeniable. I am extremely proud that she has been recognized as one of Westfair’s 2020 Doctors of Distinction, an honor that is so well deserved especially during what has been such a trying year for our communities and residents.”

The annual award ceremony, which will take place virtually this year on Thursday, September 24, celebrates extraordinary health care providers who have gone above and beyond to provide top-quality care and service to patients in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Watch the ceremony on Westfair Communications.