LFHC Welcomes New Nurse Educator

LFHC recently welcomed Lisa Altmann as the hospital’s new Nurse Educator.

Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience to the position, having worked as a pediatric nurse in more than 15 countries. She has worked twice as a nursing volunteer at LFHC.

Lisa received her credentials as a Registered Nurse in 2007 and since that time has worked as a pediatric nurse. She also has completed postgraduate studies in pediatric nursing, tropical nursing and public health.

After spending 3½ years at an Australian tertiary pediatric intensive care unit, she broadened her pediatric nursing experience internationally by serving missions with Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in Afghanistan and Yemen, where she was involved in educating and leading nurses in pediatric and neonatal care.

Lisa has also volunteered with Open Heart International (OHI) and Novick Cardiac Alliance (NCA), which aim to provide sustainable pediatric cardiac care and education in developing countries.

As a pediatric cardiac volunteer, she worked more than five times at Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia (founded by Friends Without A Border). It was there that she heard of LFHC and subsequently volunteered in Lao twice during 2016. Her experiences both at AHC and LFHC inspired her to apply for the position of LFHC Nurse Educator.

Lisa says she is excited to work with the Lao staff and support LFHC’s ongoing capacity building as well as the hospital’s mission to provide compassionate pediatric and neonatal specialty care in northern Lao.