Dr. Neil Barg. He is the director of epidemiology at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and now he's the new Yakima Health District Board of Health Health Officer.

Dr. Larry Jecha had been serving as Yakima’s interim health officer. Barg was chosen Today over other candidates Dr. Sara Cate of Community Health of Central Washington, Yakima neurosurgeon Dr. Dave Atteberry.
Earlier today the Board of Health talked to the candidates during an executive session and then a vote was taken. Dr. Barg will now work with health board staff to develop a contract that would be approved at the next board meeting.

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