JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A member of Mississippi’s state Board of Well being has died of coronavirus-related problems.
Dr. Ed Dalton Barham, of Clinton, died final Saturday, according to an obituary. He was 79.
Barham, referred to as Tad or Taddy, had served on the board since 2012, after being appointed by former Gov. Phil Bryant. He was elected chairman in 2017.
“He felt it was a privilege and an honor to serve in a management place to assist promote public well being in Mississippi,” his household wrote in his obituary.
Barham was a graduate of Mississippi Faculty and George Washington Faculty of Medication. He served within the U.S. Military and at Walter Reed Military Medical Heart. He spent eight years at Walter Reed instructing and practising radiology, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Barham served as Chief of Radiology at Physician’s Hospital, the V.A. Medical Heart, River Oaks Hospital and Lady’s Hospital in Mississippi. He practiced nearly all of his skilled life — over 35 years — at Lady’s Hospital, in line with his household. On the time of his demise, he was serving because the Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board of Lady’s Hospital.
The state Well being Division reported Wednesday that Mississippi had 1,942 new confirmed circumstances of the virus as of Tuesday night. The division additionally reported 31 deaths Wednesday. The state has reported almost 243,899 circumstances of the virus and 5,315 associated deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic.