Susan M. Hohenhaus, LPD, RN, CEN, FAEN, assumed the position of executive director for the Emergency Nurses Association on September 12, 2011. Dr. Hohenhaus was previously the director of ENA’s Institute for Quality Safety and Injury Prevention, and president of Hohenhaus and Associates, a health care consulting company.
Since joining ENA, Dr. Hohenhaus has worked closely with the Board of Directors to share ENA’s strategy and vision with members, other healthcare professionals and strategic partners. Under her leadership, ENA has developed two Institutes’ dedicated to advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice, and improving healthcare and healthcare delivery: the Institute for Emergency Nursing Education and the Institute of Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice. Dr. Hohenhaus has also worked to forge international partnerships expanding ENA’s reach, including recognition from the White House during the Ebola outbreak. Fostering these important relationships has resulted in ENA being viewed as a thought leader in emergency nursing on topics ranging from workplace violence to Ebola preparedness.
Dr. Hohenhaus has more than 30 years of experience as an emergency nurse. She has published numerous studies in peer-reviewed journals and has served on several councils and committees, including the National Advisory Council of the American Red Cross, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Biodefense Advisory Group and the National Institute of Child Health and Development. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Heroes Award, the ENA Advanced Practice Nursing Education Scholarship and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Leadership Award. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing in 2005.
Dr. Hohenhaus earned her doctorate in law and policy at Northeastern University in Boston. She holds a master’s degree in social policy and healthcare policy, a Bachelor of Science degree in community health and human services from Empire State College, and an associate degree in nursing from Regents College of the University of the State of New York.
Please contact the ENA Executive Services Office at 1-847-460-4095 or ExecOffice@ena.org.