Moore chosen to lead NMMC-Tupelo

By Michaela Gibson Morris/Daily Journal

TUPELO – North Mississippi Health Services pulled from the home team to fill the top slot at its flagship Tupelo hospital.

Tim Moore, who has served for more than a year as the vice president for community hospitals, was tapped to serve as president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. He succeeds Steve Altmiller, who took a new position leading the three-hospital Good Shepherd system in Longview, Texas.

“It is an honor to be afforded this opportunity with such an outstanding organization,” said Moore, who also served as NMMC-West Point administrator earlier in his career.

It’s the first time in more than three decades the Tupelo hospital’s top leader has come from within.

“We have known Tim for a long time, and he is a perfect fit for our organization because of his Servant Leadership philosophy and relationship-based approach,” said John Heer, North Mississippi Health Services president and chief executive.

The deep connections to other NMMC hospitals, clinics and physicians in the region can benefit the main campus, said Moore, who lives in Tupelo.

“I think it will only strengthen our system philosophy,” Moore said. “It puts us in a better position to make the improvements only a system can make.”

Moore’s new position is effective immediately. No decision has been made yet on filling Moore’s role in community hospital leadership.
Clinical roots

Moore, 48, a native of Forest in central Mississippi, began his health care career as a radiologic tech, working for Rush Health Systems and other Meridian area providers. He earned an associate’s degree from Meridian Community College, a bachelor’s in industrial science from Mississippi State University and a master’s in health care management from the University of New Orleans.

He served as the executive director and chief operations officer for Greenwood Leflore Hospital four years before becoming the administrator for NMMC-West Point – the system’s second largest hospital – from 2003 to 2007.

He was the vice president for regional operations with Rush Health Systems in Meridian until he returned to North Mississippi Health Services in 2012.

Moore has been involved in his communities as well as the state medical community. In West Point, Moore was active in the Rotary Club. In Tupelo, he is a member of the Kiwanis Club.

As a professional, he has been an active member of the Mississippi Hospital Association. He was recently named chairman-elect of the association’s board of governors.

He and his wife Janice have two adult sons and a 12-month-old grandson.

michaela.morris@journalinc.com