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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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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...
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PBPI Committee Meeting

November 05, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

November 05, 2014 @ Building 901 Conference Room
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CARS Committee Meeting

November 12, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

November 13, 2014 @ NWCH LC 7 & 8
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

November 21, 2014 @ NWCH Rooms LC 7 & LC 8
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EMD Steering Committee Meeting

November 21, 2014 @ NWCH Rooms LC 3 & LC 4
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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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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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