Heidi A. Hotz, RN

Trauma Program Manager


Heidi Hotz is the Trauma Program Manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a DHS designated and ACS verified Level I Trauma Center. She is also the Past President of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) and Immediate Past President of the Trauma Managers Association of California (TMAC).

She has over 25 years of trauma clinical and program management experience inclusive of trauma data, trauma performance improvement - peer review, trauma program - systems development and implementation, injury prevention, consultant for trauma centers and systems, and all trauma related issues across the continuum of care. She has extensive experience in trauma education inclusive of lectures on many aspects of trauma care, trauma educational curriculum development, conference and event planning.

She was the Chair of the Advanced Trauma Care for NursesĀ® (ATCN) Committee in Arizona for 6 years. She was the first appointed Chair of the STN's ATCN National-International Committee, and is currently ATCN Faculty. She is an author and Faculty Member for the STN's Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC). 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 also a Board Member and Executive Committee Member with the American Trauma Society.

Heidi Hotz has been actively involved in many local, regional, national and international trauma projects, programs and initiatives and has held many trauma leadership positions. Her involvement includes trauma hospital and trauma system site surveys; project-program development for screening and brief interventions for alcohol in trauma patients; expert panelist for trauma educational events, invited participant in national trauma leadership forums; spokesperson for media events; work group participant for the Model Plan for Trauma Systems; provided testimony at formal hearings in support of trauma systems funding; member of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Trauma Stakeholders Committee).