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‘Giant’ of state healthcare mourned

Thompson remembered for building, re-building Mississippi’s health department from the ground up   Healthcare professionals across Mississippi last week mourned the death of a “giant” in the field.  Dr. Ed Thompson, the state health officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health known for his trustworthiness, leadership and wit, died Dec. 1 of colon cancer. He was 62.  “He was ...

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State health officer Ed Thompson dies at 62

Ed Thompson, Mississippi’s state health officer and the state’s “top doctor”, has died after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. He was 62. Thompson was first appointed to the position in 1993 and served for nine years, addressing key health concerns such as infant mortality, sexually transmitted diseases and the need for larger staffs in the public health sector. After ...

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Q&A: Ed Thompson, State health officer of the Mississippi State Department of Health

Healthy Mississippi Thompson serving state during challenging times There are many health issues currently facing Mississippi, and there is one man who knows and maintains the state’s prevention and intervention efforts.  Dr. Ed Thompson, however, seems to handle the responsibility with ease.  The Mississippi Business Journal recently asked Thompson about the state’s most pressing issues, and what the Mississippi State ...

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