Heidi A. Hotz, RN

Trauma Program Manager


Heidi Hotz is the Trauma Program Manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, an ACS verified and Department of Health designated Level I Trauma Hospital. She has had the honor and privilege of serving in the elected positions of President of 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 received the honor of being awarded the STN’s Trauma Leadership Award. She is the recipient of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Honorary Membership. She is a senior survey team member for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Systems and Evaluation Program. In addition to these trauma system surveys, she has been a survey team member for State trauma site surveys. 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, patient centered initiatives, care to name a few. She has had the honor of being an invited guest speaker 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. Following this term, she was appointed the first Chair of the ATCN National-International Committee by the STN board of Directors. Heidi and her ATCN and STN leadership team spearheaded the special project to attain the ACS COT approval of the program as a collaborative effort with the ATLS Subcommittee. This project became the model for many subsequent initiatives from the STN. 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 is also a member of the California Southwest Regional Trauma Coordinating Committee. 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.