David Hoffman, RN, Selected to Lead SSM St. Joseph Health Center’s Emergency Department 

ST. CHARLES, MO (April 3, 2012) – David Hoffman, RN, has been selected to lead SSM St. Joseph Health Center’s emergency department (ED) – the largest and newest ED in St. Charles County. Hoffman is the department’s clinical director; he previously was the team leader in the emergency department at SSM DePaul Health Center.

“David is a well-respected leader,” says Robert Corley, MD, chief of emergency medicine at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. “We are excited to have him as part of our team here and look forward to his innovation and leadership.”

Hoffman graduated in May 2001 from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He currently is pursuing a master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University and expects to graduate in December 2012.

Prior to joining SSM DePaul, Hoffman was an emergency department staff nurse. He served as a police officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for six years, and was combat medic in the Illinois Army National Guard.

Hoffman is a 2011 recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association Leadership Award, and a finalist for the 2012 St. Louis Magazine Nursing Excellence Awards.

Since its renovation in 2011, the ED at SSM St. Joseph Health Center is the largest in St. Charles County with nearly 24,000 square feet, including 24 private patient rooms. Last year, there were more than 39,000 emergency visits to the ED.

Additionally, SSM St. Joseph Health Center has the only State-Designated Level II Trauma Center in St. Charles County with four trauma bays, an in-department CT scanner and radiology suite. Hoffman oversees a staff of more than 60 nurses and technicians who work together as a team to provide the best care possible.

About SSM St. Joseph Health Center:
Founded in 1885 and located in historic downtown St. Charles, Mo., SSM St. Joseph Health Center is a 356-bed acute care hospital that maintains a state-designated Level II Trauma Center, a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center and is a recipient of the Premier QUEST High Performing Hospital award. It is a member of SSM Health Care – St. Louis, a Missouri Quality Award winner. The facility offers a broad range of services and programs including SSM Cancer Care, the SSM Heart Institute, the Vascular Institute and SSM Center for Sleep Disorders. Along with SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, SSM St. Joseph Health Center is the largest health care provider serving St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. For more information about SSM St. Joseph Health Center, visit www.ssmstjoseph.com.