Chapman Takes the Helm as Senior Director of Emergency Services and Observation Medicine

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | Emergency Care
Hired right before the opening of our newest Emergency and Urgent Care Center at Bayhealth Total Care, Senior Director of Emergency Services and Observation Medicine Steven Chapman, MBA, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been off to a running start.

With a vast background that has always centered around emergency care and trauma care, Chapman is now overseeing the operations and staffing at all four of Bayhealth’s Emergency Departments—both hospitals and free-standing sites in Smyrna and as far south as Milton. He has worked in nursing for 37 years, serving as a flight nurse for 24 of those years and a paramedic prior to that.

Chapman was raised in Philadelphia. Having spent most of his career at level 1 trauma centers in the inner city, including Einstein-Jefferson, Hahnemann University Hospital, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he has dealt with a wide range of clinical events and knows what it takes to work with healthcare professionals in delivering high-quality emergency and trauma care.

“My focus is to be a collaborative partner to advance care for emergency, observation medicine and trauma services and to make sure that we are doing the right thing for our community and the people of central and southern Delaware,” said Chapman.

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus recently welcomed a new director of trauma surgery, John Mitchell, MD. Chapman will work closely with Dr. Mitchell to map out and guide future plans to enhance the level of trauma services provided locally.

“We have a great staff here,” Chapman said. “It’s my goal to support them, work collaboratively with leaders, and build on our work together so we can continue to provide superior care for those who depend on us in emergency situations.”

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