Rachel Lair has been named the new EMS coordinator at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Lair started working at Alton Memorial as a Patient Care tech in 2010, then moved to EMS in 2011 while attending nursing school. She received her RN in 2013 from Lewis and Clark Community College and began working in the AMH Emergency department. In 2016, she obtained her pre-hospital RN license and joined the Brighton Fire Department and was able to continue working in the pre-hospital environment.
Lair is originally from Prairietown and now lives in Brighton with her husband and three children.
“My job as the EMS coordinator is to act as a liaison between the agencies in the Alton Memorial EMS system and the State of Illinois,” Lair said. “I make sure training is available to those in our agencies, that they are compliant with licensure requirements, and that they are acting within their scope of practice. I plan to spend a good portion of my time visiting our agencies, and seeing what they need as far as education and training.”