Advanced Medical Transport
Director of Medical Quality Improvement
Lauren began her career in EMS over 16 years ago as an EMT in Peru, Illinois. She is now holds dual licenses as a critical care paramedic and a pre-hospital registered nurse in the state of Illinois. Lauren graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois) in 2008 and with a Masters of Legal Studies in Healthcare from the University of Oklahoma in December of 2019. She has been a licensed paramedic since 2007 and completed the Critical Care Paramedic Program through Creighton University in 2015. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a paramedic in both rural and urban environments, and for both private and public entities. Earlier in her career, Lauren worked as a charge nurse in the emergency department at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois from 2008-2017 before returning to EMS full-time. Lauren has been employed at Advanced Medical Transport in Peoria, Illinois, since 2010. In 2017, she returned to the pre-hospital setting full-time as a pre-hospital registered nurse. In May of 2018, Lauren was promoted to the role of program coordinator for the Race to the Top program. Race to the Top is the internal AMT program structured around increasing sudden cardiac arrest survival within the community. In this role, Lauren was responsible for the oversight of the quality improvement process, data collection, post-call review, and education of the field providers in collaboration with the office of the Medical Director, local first responder agencies, and regional hospital partners. In October of 2019, Lauren was promoted to the Director of Medical Quality Improvement where many of the lessons learned from the Race to the Top program have been replicated to create a culture of quality.
Over the past five years, AMT has focused efforts around a structured, data-driven quality improvement process to increase the survivability of cardiac arrests within our community. This session will take a look at how to create a culture of quality through community engagement, first responder involvement, crew education, and community recognition. The development of the […]