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Juliet Altenburg, President

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Juliet Altenburg, RN, MSN, is the President of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) and oversees staff and operations. Juliet joined the PTSF in February 2003 after 19 years of employment at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network (LVHN) in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from DeSales University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and again in 1995 with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing.  While at LVHN her titles included Critical Care Staff Nurse, Patient Care Specialist, and Trauma Program Manager.   In 2000 Juliet was elected to the PTSF Board of Directors as a representative of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. During her time with the PTSF Juliet’s passion has been directed strategically toward growing Pennsylvania’s trauma system particularly in rural areas of Pennsylvania.  Over the years she helped craft legislation that provided funding to PA Trauma Centers and served to optimize trauma center volumes by avoiding over-proliferation of high-level centers.  In 2016 she served on a panel supporting the work of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in creating a report titled “A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury”.  This report has guided the vision of the PTSF in achieving “Zero Preventable Deaths”.   Juliet is highly involved in multiple state and national associations including the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the National Association of State EMS Officials, the Society of Trauma Nurses, and Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.  She also serves as a Board Member with the Pennsylvania Division of the American Trauma Society, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council.  Juliet’s passion for healthcare also drives her volunteer work with Rotary International and the South-Central PA Medical Reserve Corps.  Juliet served as the District Governor of Rotary District 7390 in 2022-2023 inspiring 42 clubs in South Central PA to reach out in service to their communities . She continues to work with trauma centers in partnership with Rotary Clubs to promote STOP THE BLEED® education locally and internationally.