PHA Board of Trustees
Traci Stewart, RN
PH Nurse Coordinator - Heart and Vascular Center, University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Board Term Ending: July 2016
Traci Stewart, RN works as a PH Nurse Coordinator - Heart and Vascular Center, University of Iowa. She coordinates patient care as patients transition from the inpatient and outpatient settings. Traci has over twenty years of clinical expertise in management of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and heart failure (HF) patients. Her focus is providing patient, nurse, and community education. She facilitates a regional PHA support group and organizes and presents education on PH/HF disease management to patients and healthcare providers in the community. She serves as a nurse leader within the University of Iowa by being actively involved in development of new treatment protocols, in-servicing staff nurses, and providing HF and PH education during nurse orientation.
She has been a member of the PH Professional Network (PHPN) since 2001 and has presented PH and HF disease management and education strategies. She is excited to collaborate with PHA to promote ongoing quality care and improved outcomes for the PH population. Traci currently serves as the Immediate-Past Chair of PHPN, Chair of the PHPN Practice Committee, Chair of the Allied Health Committee for the PHA Online University and is a Co-Chair for PHA's 2016 PH International Conference and Scientific Sessions Planning Committee.