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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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Dr. Ortinau recognized by the Daily Herald Newspaper

The Daily Herald Newspaper has published a new article about Dr. Ortinau. Read More...

CEO of Northwest Community Healthcare participates in Ice Bucket Challenge

CEO Steve Scogna accepted the ice bucket challenge and has challenged several system departments to follow in this cause. Read More...

National Assoc. of State EMS Officials issue a brief on Narcan Use

This is an area of great interest to many of the police departments in our EMS System. The EMS Office issued a position paper to the System in April of this year on this subject. The attached Brief from the National Association of State EMS Officials expands on Dr. Ortinau's original document to provide history, background, rationale, and recommendations for those considering a police naloxone program. Read More...

Governor signs SB3414 (EMS Education Standards)

The IDPH announced that Governor Quinn has signed into law an act that will enable the state to utilize the new EMS Education Standards. 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 Medical Director's Report to the System

Here is the 2014 Report from Dr. John Ortinau, the EMS Medical Director. Read More...

2014 Committee Calendar Released

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

Education Committee Meeting

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

September 03, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

September 03, 2014 @ Building 901 Conference Room
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CARS Committee Meeting

September 10, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

September 11, 2014 @ NWCH LC 7 & 8
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

September 19, 2014 @ NWCH Rooms LC 7 & LC 8
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EMD Steering Committee Meeting

September 19, 2014 @ NWCH Rooms LC 3 & LC 4
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting

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

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

September 26, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building Room #1
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John M Ortinau
EMS Medical Director


Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

Matt Jordan, MD
Alt. EMS Medical Director
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