Responding to patients’ needs and delivering optimal outcomes along the continuum of care demands a central focus on the patient. Patient-centered care—defined as “the experience (to the extent the informed, individual patient desires it) of transparency, individualization, recognition, respect, dignity, and choice in all matters, without exception, related to one’s person, circumstances, and relationships in health care.” Trauma care structured around the patient experience encompasses seamless care across the continuum of care, a holistic focus on patients’ needs, and proactive consideration of the needs of special populations.
MTCSF addresses significant issues in trauma mortality and morbidity and opportunities for improvement of system performance.
The traumatic injury prevention program is an outreach aims to reduce and prevent work-related injury and death, across all industries, due to acute trauma or violence. To do this, we work closely with healthcare professionals to partner with industry, labor, professional organizations, law enforcement, other government agencies and academia.
Leadership of Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation
Tim Moore President/CEO, Mississippi Hospital Association
Doug Higginbotham Chairman, Mississippi Hospital Association Board of Governors
Hans Tulip, MD Chairman-Elect, Director at-large, Trauma Medical Director, Anderson Regional Medical Center
John Gardner Director of the Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation
Jonathan Wilson Level I Trauma Center, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Reginald Coopwood, MD Level I Trauma Center, President and Chief Executive Officer, Region One Health
David C. Wilson Level II Trauma Center, President, North Mississippi Medical Center
Bill Henning Level III Trauma Center, Chief Executive Officer, Baptist North Mississippi – Oxford
Alvin Hoover Level IV Trauma Center, Chief Executive Officer, King’s Daughters Medical Center
Duncan Donald, MD Trauma Surgery, Mississippi Trauma Advisory Committee Chairperson, Open Ambulance Service
Clayton Cobler Director Metro Ambulance Service
Pam Wallis Director at-large, Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President Magnolia Regional Hospital
John O. Gardner - MACM, BSRT (R) (CV), Director
John O. Gardner is President of the Mississippi Trauma Care System
Foundation and serves as Director. Mr. Gardner comes to the Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation from DNV-GL Healthcare, a CMS deemed accreditation organization, where he was an accreditation team leader for both acute-care and critical access hospital accreditations.
He is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor, having conducted more than 250 hospital accreditation surveys across the United States, many in Mississippi. Mr. Gardner has also been employed as the Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS.
John began his healthcare career in Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology in Meridian, MS hospitals, and later was a national Clinical Education Manager with Philips Medical Systems, North America.
Dan Burgess comes to us from Gulfport, MS where he was the Trauma Program Manager at Merit Health Biloxi. Dan holds a Master of Nursing Education from the University of Wyoming. He is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Society of Trauma Nurses and served on the Government Affairs Committee at both the national and state level, where he was past chairperson.
Dan has served on the Journal of Trauma Nursing Editorial Board for several years and contracted as the online editor for the journal. Dan worked as adjunct faculty for the University of Louisiana Lafayette and was full time nursing faculty at Western Kentucky University.
He has been a guest lecturer on a variety of topics and is currently a peer reviewer for the Journal of Trauma Nursing and the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Mr. Burgess was appointed to the inaugural Mississippi Trauma Performance Improvement committee. He is experienced in education at the hospital, community college and university levels. He is a TNCC instructor and course director and has been instrumental in advancing a trauma center designation from Level IV to Level II.
Victoria Hickerson BSN RN CEDP, Education Coordinator
Victoria Hickerson comes to the Foundation from Byhalia, MS where she served as an Emergency Department preceptor, charge nurse and trauma registrar at Methodist LeBonheur Olive Branch. Victoria is completing her MSN in education at Western Governor’s University.
Ms. Hickerson was voted 2019 Nurse of the Year. She is a Certified DECON Instructor and holds FEMA Incident Command System/ Emergency Operations Center certifications 100, 200, 700, 800 and Active Terrorist, also OSHA 10. She is certified in BLS, PALS, ACLS and TNCC.
Victoria is experienced with the trauma registry and the challenges of our large number of Level IV centers. She was a DART Team Leader for LeBonheur member hospitals and presented evidence-based research throughout the Methodist LeBonheur System. She was a speaker at the 2018 Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals Annual Conference.
Victoria is very active in community outreach for emergency / disaster preparedness. Mr. Burgess and Ms. Hickerson are Education Coordinators and will work with you to meet educational needs through course coordination, trauma registry support, trauma survey readiness and performance improvement.
Sheila D. Keller, Ph.D., Morgan Keller Consulting, LLC
Dr. Sheila Keller is President and Owner of Morgan Keller Consulting, LLC, Brandon, MS. We have contracted Dr. Keller as an analyst to support Trauma Registry improvements and provide required reporting to the MSDH. Dr. Keller has over 20 years of healthcare experience with expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, research, and evaluation. She has over 15 years of academic medical center experience directing research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) for multi-disciplinary teams and teaching quality improvement at the graduate level.
Consulting work includes over 15 years of experience working with the Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Hospital Association Foundation, and other public and private entities in the areas of clinical quality improvement, data analysis, and grant evaluation. Some of you may know her from work on the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), Mississippi Nursing Workforce and the Dreyfus Health Foundation/Kellogg Foundation.
“Supporting the Mississippi Trauma Care System through educational opportunities, trauma center readiness, improving patient outcomes, injury prevention & public awareness.”
John O. Gardner
Director of Trauma Systems
Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation
MTCSF has contracted with Cvent, a professional event service, to ensure the best in a virtual symposium. The Mississippi Hospital Association will manage registration for the event. Continuing Education credit approvals are pending approval through AXIS. In addition to presentations…
Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation News MTCSF is pleased to host the first annual statewide trauma symposium. The MSURiley Conference Center was selected as the venue, but that will have to wait until 2022. Out of the abundance of caution, the decision has been made to change the 2021 symposium to a virtual meeting… View […]