DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 23, 2018) – Stephen Viel, M.D., a board-certified emergency medicine physician, has been named the medical director for emergency services at Halifax Health. In this role, he will provide guidance, leadership and oversight to Halifax Health’s Level II Trauma Center and emergency departments in Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Deltona.
A Halifax Health emergency physician since 2013, Dr. Viel has served as the interim medical director for emergency services since August. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine where he is responsible for the supervision and education of fourth year medical students on their required emergency medicine rotation.
Dr. Viel is a 2009 graduate of the Florida State University College of Medicine where he earned the following honors: Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award, Halifax Health Medical Staff Francisco Herrero Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Excellence in Academics Award, Medical Student Council Member of the Year and the James H. Fling Scholarship. In 2005, he graduated magna cum laude from FSU with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.
Dr. Viel completed residency training in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland where he also completed Focused Advanced Specialty Training in Critical Care Medicine. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.