The Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation

We Help Hundreds of Mississippians Every Day

John O. Gardner

Director of the Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation

Editor & Director of Trauma Systems

Contact Information: jgardner@mhanet.org

601.368.3325 (O) : 601.573.5841 (C)

Dan Burgess

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. 

Contact Information: dburgess@mhanet.org

Victoria Hickerson

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.

Contact Information: vhickerson@mhanet.org

Dr. Sheila Keller

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.

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