40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession.
Director of Resuscitation
Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois
Nominated by: Josh Bradshaw (Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois – Peoria, IL)
Lauren began her career in EMS over 11 years ago as an EMT in Peru, Illinois and is now a Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse and Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation trainer at Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) in Peoria, Illinois. AMT receives approximately 65,000 calls for service and completes approximately 57,000 transports per year, responding to an average of 250 cardiac arrests per year. In 2017, Lauren was promoted to the Director of Resuscitation overseeing Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities, training and education for both BLS and ALS field providers as well as collaboration with the office of the Medical Director, first responder agencies, and hospital partners. Lauren is a member of the American Ambulance Association’s Professional Standards Committee where she shares her knowledge to set best practices for the industry.
Reason for Nomination:
Lauren has taken a very robust program, expanded it, and pushed it to greater heights. The Race to the Top program is data-driven and evidence-based, and Lauren has achieved the best measurable results we have ever seen with the project. AMT began the program with a Return of Spontaneous Circulation rate of 27%, and have now reached 45%, well on the way to their near-60% goal. The national average is just 9%. Under Lauren’s leadership, AMT’s Race to the Top program received a 2019 AMBY Award. Lauren’s skills, knowledge, and passion for her work are evident in everything she does.
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