OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi State Department of Health has named an Ocean Springs pediatrician as the replacement for longtime District IX Health Officer Robert Travnicek, who retired in 2013.
The Sun Herald reports D’Ette Lorio will serve has as the district health officer for Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.
Lorio will transition from practicing as a pediatrician to a more preventive role in educating South Mississippi about the importance of vaccines and lifestyle moderation.
Lorio says she will work extensively with area groups and schools to educate children, teens and adults on ways to live healthier and avoid disease.
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