About Us

Focus on the Patient – Focus on the Prevention 

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


John Gardner,
(601) 368-3325
Kim Hoover,
Vice President
(601) 368-3220
Timothy Moore,
(601) 368-3201
Richard Grimes,
(601) 368-3204

Board of Directors

June 16, 2021-June 30, 2022

  • 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


Emergency & Trauma Care Info

injury response trauma times

Trauma Times July-August 2021


July 29, 2021

Have you participated in any injury prevention events recently? When surveys resume, perhaps some survey readiness information would be helpful…

Trauma Times, May-June 2021


June 26, 2021

The MTCSF staff placed the final touches on the 2021 Statewide Trauma System Symposium by personally presenting the winner’s leadership awards....

Trauma Times, March-April 2021


March 30, 2021

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…