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

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Trauma Times March-April 2022


April 19, 2022

The “Leading the Way: Outcomes over Obstacles” Mississippi Trauma Symposium offers participants the opportunity to assemble as a statewide team. Speakers are selected to present past benefits and ongoing work to mature the trauma system of care, focusing on achieving the best outcomes and navigating obstacles. The 2022 theme will highlight the benefits of the […]

Trauma Times January-February 2022


February 16, 2022

The Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation is pleased to host the second annual statewide trauma symposium. The symposium committee selected the MSU Riley Conference Center as the venue.