Nov. 2, 2023 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health announces that Laura Lingeman, emergency medical services (EMS) operations supervisor, will be honored in Washington, D.C. as a 2023 Star of Life by the American Ambulance Association (AAA). Every year, the AAA recognizes extraordinary EMS professionals during the Stars of Life celebration. More than 120 individuals from across the United States will be honored at this year’s event, which will take place Nov. 6-8, 2023.
Since Lingeman joined REMSA Health four 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 (EMTs). 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.
“Laura is a valued member of the organization,” said Adam Heinz, COO, REMSA Health. “She tackles projects with enthusiasm, seizes opportunities to make improvements and is trusted by leadership, peers and crews alike. There’s no question that out-of-hospital healthcare in our region benefits from Laura’s presence.”
The Stars of Life event pays tribute to the dedication of these EMS professionals while highlighting the critical role they have in our country’s healthcare infrastructure. During their time in our nation’s capital, the Stars will receive medallions and plaques in appreciation for their lifesaving and life-sustaining service. Additionally, the Stars, accompanied by their families and executive leader hosts, will meet with members of Congress and congressional aides to discuss important EMS policy issues.
“EMS professionals work tirelessly to provide round-the-clock healthcare when it is needed most,” said Randy Strozyk, president, American Ambulance Association board of directors. “Together, we honor this year’s Stars of LIfe and thank them for their dedicated service.”
Photo cutline: REMSA Health, along with the American Ambulance Association celebrates Laura Lingeman, EMS Operations Supervisor as a 2023 Star of Life.
Media note: A headshot of Laura Lingeman is available for download here.
About REMSA Health
REMSA Health is a private, non-profit community organization which provides a full range of innovative healthcare services outside of the hospital setting. We are funded only by user fees, with no local tax subsidies. REMSA Health provides Washoe County’s 420,000+ residents with 24/7 ambulance services. Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, provides critical care transport services via ground and air ambulance across the western United States. REMSA Health includes an internationally accredited Regional Emergency Communications Center, a Nevada-licensed Center for Integrated Health and Community Education, an accredited Nurse Health Line, and special operations and special events teams. REMSA Health: Care. Community. Innovation. For more information, visit www.remsahealth.com.
About The American Ambulance Association
Caring for people—First.
The American Ambulance Association safeguards the future of mobile healthcare through advocacy, thought leadership, and education. AAA advances sustainable EMS policy, empowering our members to serve their communities with high-quality on-demand healthcare. For more than 40 years, we have proudly represented those who care for people first.
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