The mission of the Mississippi Bureau of Acute Care Systems (BACS) is to develop and maintain statewide trauma, STEMI and stroke systems to ensure that Mississippians receive the highest quality of care, to provide a continuum of care from initial injury detection through definitive care and rehabilitation, and to decrease injury and death due to traumatic, STEMI, or stroke injuries.
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Statewide systems of care establish a common protocol for first responders to identify specific life-threatening conditions, provide specialized treatment in the field, and transport the patient to the facility best able to render appropriate care quickly. Such integrated systems of care have been shown to save lives in critical circumstances compared to conventional systems of response and treatment.
The Mississippi Trauma Care System establishes trauma care centers in hospitals statewide and ensures that first responders transport patients to the most appropriate trauma care center nearby. More »
The statewide Stroke System of Care designates four levels of stroke-ready hospitals that provide 24/7 facilities, staff, drugs and protocols for rapid stroke treatment, and ensures accurate initial care for stroke victims and transport to the nearest stroke-ready hospital. More »
The ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) System of Care helps medical responders accurately identify dangerous STEMI heart attacks and provide rapid life-saving treatment in the field before delivery to a Mississippi hospital equipped to provide specialized intervention. More »
MSDH Bureau of Acute Care Systems (BACS)
Heather S. Muzzi, Director
310 Airport Road, Suite B
Pearl, MS 39208