Doctor who aids first responders earns top state honor

An Ascension St. Vincent doctor who has served the Columbus Fire Department, the Columbus Police Department and other police, fire, and sheriff’s offices in the state was recently awarded one of the state’s highest honors.

Dr. Steven Moffatt runs Ascension Public Safety Medicine, which provides essential medical care exclusively to emergency responders, helping them with things like medical and psychological clearances, fit for duty approval, pre-employment evaluations and other services.

Moffatt also contributes essential data to research projects about the health of emergency responders, including 9/11 impacts, cancer risks, COVID-19 impacts and more.