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Welcome to the Northwest Community EMS System

The Northwest Community System is composed of a Resource Hospital, five associate hospitals and twenty-four provider agencies covering the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Our EMS system has the distinction of being the first advanced life support sytem in the State of Illinois and the first multi-juristictional EMS system in the country.  We encouter over 60,000 patients per year. Learn more about us...

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New Documents added for Emergency Preparedness on 11 24 14

New Documents have been added under the Emergency Preparedness Section of the Web Site. Read More...

Severe weather shelter list for Cook County

Here is a Listing of Warming and cooling Centers in Cook County Townships. Read More...

CDC Ebola Site now available here

The CDC has the most up-to-date information on Ebola on their web site. Read More...

CDC Ebola Risk Groups

The risk groups as defined by the CDC.

System Issues a memo regarding Ebola Preparedness and Response

The System Issued Memo # 350 which deals with Ebola. Read More...

Lake Zurich Delivers a baby in their fire station on September 29th

On September 29th, 2014, a car arrived at Lake Zurich Station # 2 with a woman in labor. Read More...

Latest Ebola Updates from IDPH

The latest information on Ebola precautions from the Illinois Department of Public Health; The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Health & Human Services. Read More...

CDC Releases updated Information regarding EV-D68

Continue reading for the most recent updates from the CDC regarding Enterovirus EV-D68. Read More...

Updated Imagetrend Template with Changes for Ebola monitoring

In order to better track potential instances of Ebola within the United States, the CDC would like certain questions asked of patients. Read More...

2014 SOPs Available in Electronic Format

The 2014 Edition of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are now available. The pdf file may be downloaded and used in lieu of the printed copy Read More...

2014 Committee Calendar Released

The Committee Meeting Calendar (Revised) for 2014 is posted. Please review Read More...
View All Upcoming Meetings & Classes

Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting

November 25, 2014 @ NWCH Room LC 5
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

November 27, 2014 @ LC 7-8
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Nurse EMSCs/Educators

November 28, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building Room #1
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Education Committee Meeting

December 02, 2014 @ NWCH LC 1 & LC 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

December 03, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference #1
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CARS Committee Meeting

December 10, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting

December 23, 2014 @ NWCH Room LC 5
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

December 25, 2014 @ LC 7-8
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Nurse EMSCs/Educators

December 26, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building Room #1
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Education Committee Meeting

January 06, 2015 @ NWCH LC 1 & LC 2
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View All NWC EMSS LeadershipTeam
John M Ortinau
EMS Medical Director


Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

Matt Jordan, MD
Alt. EMS Medical Director
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