REMSA Health has announced Laura Lingeman, emergency medical services operations supervisor, was honored in Washington, D.C. as a 2023 Star of Life by the American Ambulance Association.
Since Lingeman joined REMSA Health 4 years ago as a field paramedic, she has made important contributions to the organization and the healthcare ecosystem of Northern Nevada.
In her current role as EMS operations supervisor, she provides clinical and operational support for up to 60 paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
Prior to that, she worked as a community health paramedic in which she was instrumental in developing an organization-wide high EMS user policy focused on key performance indicators and data tracking methods.
In addition, she worked to expand the scope of practice to include the delivery of additional medications and the use of new monitoring technology for community paramedic patients. Lingeman has also served on internal committees including the system needs committee which included peer-level retention and recruitment work, as well as transitioning field crews to a 40-hour work week.
In 2020, she received a STARCARE award in recognition of outstanding patient care. Lingeman has worked as an EMT and paramedic field training officer, skills instructor and search and rescue volunteer and technician.
She holds multiple EMS-related certifications, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies with an emphasis in global health from the University of Utah.