Dr. Nathan Gibson Morrow to take over as next public health officer

Dr. Nathan Gibson “Gib” Morrow will serve as the next Kitsap Public Health District’s health officer, taking over later this summer for the retiring Dr. Susan Turner.

The Kitsap Public Health Board selected Morrow after launching a nationwide recruitment for the position in November. Turner announced her retirement last fall and Morrow will take over effective Aug. 1.

Morrow will work alongside Turner the week prior, joining Kitsap Public Health District on July 27.

“I am thrilled to join a high-functioning public health district that is actively pursuing improved health outcomes through upstream interventions to promote health equity and access to care,” Dr. Morrow said. “I look forward to collaborating with our Health Board and local public and private organizations to help make Kitsap County a healthier community.”

Morrow is currently the deputy health officer for the Whatcom County Health Department, and also served as deputy health officer in Sonoma County, California. He is an experienced physician who practiced medicine in Bellingham for more than 20 years. Morrow received his medical degree from Duke University and has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington.

“I look forward to collaborating with our Health Board and local public and private organizations to help make Kitsap County a healthier community,” Morrow said.

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