J. Allen Tyra
J. Allen Tyra is administrator of North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory.
Tyra has led the Amory hospital since 2013. He joined Health Management Associates in 2000 as the chief operating officer at their facility in Meridian before leading HMA facilities in Leigh Acres, Fla., and Natchez, Brandon and Amory, Miss. Before joining HMA, he was the regional operations coordinator for HealthSouth facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. He also served as CEO of Kokomo Rehabilitation Hospital in Kokomo, IN.
Tyra received his bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Alabama. He is a registered respiratory therapist and worked for 12 years at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile in various positions.
He is a member of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce serving on the board & executive board. He is also a member of the Mississippi Hospital Association Quarter Century Club, a past member of the MHA Board of Governors and a present member of the Legislative Committee.