General surgeon Dr. William Pierce was named Lompoc Valley Medical Center Physician of the Year for 2022 during a ceremony Tuesday night on Dec. 13.
Employees cast votes for the physician whom they believe exemplifies the hospital district’s values and maintains the trust of the community, patients, and residents.
The votes are also directed toward a physician who strives continuously to improve services, and who works as a team member with hospital staff.
The award was presented by LVMC Chief Executive Officer Steve Popkin during the annual medical staff holiday gathering at the Mission Club restaurant.
Dr. Pierce has been a member of the LVMC medical staff since 2003 and was Chief of Medical Staff from 2019-21, during the emergence and height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He earned his medical degree from the UC Davis School of Medicine and completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.