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Patricia Stadler Named as Trauma Program Manager

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

March 08, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2013

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STRENGTHENS TRAUMA PROGRAM
~ Longtime trauma expert Patricia Stadler to join DOH ~

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health (DOH) today announced Patricia Stadler, RN, BSN, MS, CCRN, CEN, as the Trauma Program Manager within the Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight, effective April 15. As Manager, Stadler will administer the Department’s Trauma Program and manage the System of Trauma Care in Florida. Stadler’s experience comes at an important time in the evolution of Florida’s trauma system.

“Ms. Stadler’s exceptional skills and expertise will help the Department, in collaboration with Florida’s verified trauma centers and trauma health professionals, to revitalize Florida’s trauma system,” said State Surgeon General Dr. John H. Armstrong. “She has been a frontline trauma professional and leader in Florida for 25 years, and we are fortunate to have her join our team.”

Ms. Stadler helped to establish the Level 2 Trauma Program at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH), where she has served as Program Manager. Most recently, she has been responsible for strategic planning, budget processes, clinical excellence and customer service for the Trauma Program. She established the Trauma Mortality and Morbidity Quality Assurance Committee for TMH, and served on the Patient Care Rounds team. She has improved patient care through education and community involvement, and has standardized the delivery of trauma care at TMH.

Stadler received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Thomas University and a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Trident University. She is a member of the American Trauma Society, Emergency Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She has served as President of the Florida Association of Trauma Coordinators and Press Secretary of the Florida Emergency Nurses Association. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves, she has served in numerous positions during her 25 years of service to include Head Nurse for the Intensive Care Unit and EMT/Triage in a Combat Support Hospital. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

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