February 27, 2020 – The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has appointed Thomas G. Wack, MD as Interim County Health Officer.  Dr. Wack will serve in the interim capacity while Dr. William C Mercer is on a temporary leave of absence.  Dr. Wack is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit College and West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Since 1977 Dr. Wack has practice medicine locally at the Oakwood Clinic Family Practice until retiring in 2012.  He is currently a preceptor for the Family Practice Residency Program at Wheeling Hospital. Dr. Wack began his affiliation with the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department in 1970 as a summer employee in the departments environmental program.  He most recently has been active with the department’s homeless outreach program, Project HOPE.  Dr. Wack joins a notable group of physicians who have served as health officer for both the City of Wheeling and Ohio County since 1869.