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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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Reference Material for the State EMS Education Committee meeting

There is important reference material, relating to the next meeting of the State EMS Education Committee. Read More...

Webinar Available

Here is information regarding a Webinar on Hemorrhage Control. Read More...

Change in ABMC Replantation Transports

There is a change in ABMC's Replantation Capabilities.

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...
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Education Committee Meeting

August 05, 2014 @ NWCH LC 1 & LC 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

August 06, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference #1
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CARS Committee Meeting

August 13, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting

August 26, 2014 @ NWCH Room LC 5
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

August 28, 2014 @ LC 7-8
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RN Educator Meeting- Special date & Time

August 28, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building Rm # 1
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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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John M Ortinau
EMS Medical Director


Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

Matt Jordan, MD
Alt. EMS Medical Director
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