Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 02/17/2021

 

 

Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN

              Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN, is the Director of the Texas Department of State Health Services EMS / Trauma Systems Section. In this capacity she is responsible for the oversight of 1,365 EMS agencies which include approximately 600 first responder organizations. In addition, she is responsible for the facility designation process which currently includes 289 trauma centers, 130 stroke facilities, as well as approximately 200 neonatal and maternal centers. She has oversight of the contracts and funding distribution specific to her section. Prior to this role, Ms. Klein was the senior director of nursing for the Parkland trauma program, emergency department, and UCEC. She is a past member of the Governor’s EMS, Trauma Advisory Council’s Trauma System Committee. In addition, Ms. Klein was on the Board of the North Central Texas Trauma Advisory Council. Ms. Klein is a past chair of the Board of the Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Foundation, and a past president of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN). She is a current member of the STN Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Committee. She is a past Board member for the Trauma Center Association of American. She is currently an appointed trauma program liaison member to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma’s Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee. In addition, she is an instructor for the Disaster Management Emergency Preparedness Course sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, and the TOPIC Course sponsored by the Society of Trauma Nurses. She is the course director for the Advancing Leadership in Trauma Centers Course sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.