Dr Heidi Hotz
Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Heidi Hotz is an executive trauma nurse leader who oversees the comprehensive Level I trauma program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, an ACS verified and Department of Health designated. She has served in the elected position of President for 4 trauma professional organizations: The Society of Trauma Nurses, The American Trauma Society, The Trauma Managers Association of California, and the Los Angeles Association of Trauma Program Managers. She is the recipient of the STN’s Trauma Leadership Award. She was awarded the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Honorary Membership; being the second nurse to receive this honor. She is a senior survey team member for the American College of Surgeons Trauma Systems and Evaluation Program. She was the Chair of the Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses Committee (ATCN) in Arizona for 6 years. Following this term, she was appointed the first Chair of the ATCN National-International Committee by the STN Board of Directors. Heidi and her leadership team spearheaded this educational initiative to attain the ACS COT approval of the program as a collaborative effort with the ATLS Subcommittee. She has been an invited expert participant for many national trauma initiatives and projects such as the ATS Leadership Forums, the screening & brief intervention for alcohol in trauma initiative, the Model Trauma System Plan work group, and patient centered care initiatives, to name only a few. She is an invited guest speaker on a wide variety of trauma related topics throughout the United States and internationally. She has active participation at the Member and Chair levels for local, regional, State and national trauma committees. She was a member of the STN Board of Directors for over 8 years in the positions of Director at Large, Treasurer, President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. She is an author and Faculty Member for the STN’s Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course. 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, trauma hospital site surveyor, conference and event planning and all trauma related issues across the continuum of care.