Upstate News

May 11, 2004
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

University Hospital nurse elected president of state trauma society

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Maryann Fields, trauma nurse coordinator for University Hospital, has been elected president of the New York Division of the American Trauma Society (ATS).

ATS members are supporters and often members of a trauma team who are committed to caring for the trauma patient and the patient’s family and to making trauma care and injury prevention a national health care priority. In addition the organizations helps foster legislative and financial support for trauma care and injury prevention.

The ATS also sponsors and conducts research to improve the clinical, operational and administrative/managerial aspects of trauma care and injury prevention.

Fields has served in a variety of nursing posts, including as nursing leader in the Operating Room, since joining University Hospital in 1993. In her current role as trauma nurse coordinator, Fields oversees numerous trauma-related programs, including “Let’s Not Meet By Accident,” University Hospital’s injury prevention program aimed at teenaged drivers. She has also helped develop community education initiatives for helmet use when riding a bicycle or skiing.

Fields earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Syracuse University and her associate’s degree in nursing from SUNY College at Morrisville.

Fields resides in Cicero.

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