Trimm, Jerry M. PhD
Director of the Center for Healthcare Management & Leadership, Associate Professor, Health Care Management
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham Alabama 35294-0113
Phone: (205) 996-2726
Fax: (205) 934-5980
Dr. Trimm has performed various consulting assignments in the strategic planning, facilities development, performance and productivity improvement, quality management, and information systems areas of healthcare operations.
As the president and principal consultant for TwoMark Healthcare Associates, a healthcare management consulting company based in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Trimm has extensive experience working with communities and organizations to plan, design, and build healthcare facilities. These projects typically include the project planning requirements, facilities design and equipment planning along with construction coordination. Dr. Trimm has worked on the design and equipping of hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, and primary care facilities. A native of West Alabama, Dr. Trimm is currently working with many communities in the Black Belt area of Alabama where he has been supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Southern Rural Access Program, the Delta Regional Authority, and local community development programs. He served as Co-chair of the Governor Riley’s Black Belt Action Commission Healthcare Task Force and was Healthcare Advisor for the Governor’s Alabama Rural Action Commission Currently he is serving as healthcare consultant to the Delta Regional Authority in the development of their health improvement initiatives in the eight-state Delta Region.
Dr. Trimm received his Ph.D. in Healthcare Strategic Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Trimm also holds degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama and business (MBA) from Samford University. He began his healthcare experience in 1979 in Management Engineering at The Baptist Health System in Birmingham. Dr. Trimm was named Young Engineer of the Year in 1983 by the Birmingham Engineering Council for his work in applying engineering principles to healthcare. He has received distinguished service awards by the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Birmingham Jaycees. In 1987 the University of Alabama College of Engineering named him Distinguished Engineering Fellow. He is a fellow in the Healthcare Management and Information Systems Society (HIMSS) and past national president of the Society for Health Systems (SHS).