Ms Heidi Hotz
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Heidi Hotz is the Trauma Program Manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a Department of Health designated and ACS verified Level I Trauma Center. She is also the Immediate Past President of the Los Angeles Association of Trauma Program Managers as well as the Past President of the American Trauma Society, Past President of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), and Past President of the Trauma Managers Association of California. She is the recipient of the STN’s Trauma Leadership Award. She has been a survey team member for the ACS Trauma Systems and Evaluation Program. She has been an invited expert panel member for many national trauma initiatives and projects such as the ATS Leadership Forums, the screening & brief intervention for alcohol in trauma initiatives, the Model Trauma System Plan work group, to name a few. She has lectured on a wide variety of trauma related topics throughout the United States and internationally. She has extensive participation at the Member and Chair levels for local, regional, state and national trauma committees. She was the Chair of the Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses® (ATCN) Committee in Arizona for 6 years. She was then appointed the first Chair of the STN’s ATCN National-International Committee and spearheaded the special projects team to attain the ACS COT approval of the program as a collaborative effort with the ATLS Subcommittee. She was a member of the STN Board of Directors for over 8 years in the positions of Director at Large, Treasurer, President Elect and President. She is an author and Faculty Member for the STN’s Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC). She has extensive experience in all aspects of trauma including clinical care, program management, trauma data, trauma performance improvement and patient safety, trauma systems, injury prevention, consultant for trauma centers and systems, educational curriculum development, conference and event planning and all trauma related issues across the continuum of care.