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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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BREAKING NEWS

Flu Update on December 16 issued

12/16/2014
Updated information regarding t5he Flu outbreak Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

PM Class Agenda Updated posted

Please check the Class Agenda for an update Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

IDPH EMS Office releases an Ebola Update on 12/12/14

12/13/2014
Here is a letter from the EMS Office of IDPH Read More...

EZ-IO Informational Memo

12/08/2014
Diana Neubecker issued a memo regarding EZ-IO Skills Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Interim Guidance for EMS and PSAPS regarding Ebola from the CDC

Updated Guidance for EMS and PSAPs - Updated 12 16 14 Read More...

New Documents added for Emergency Preparedness on 11 24 14

11/24/2014
New Documents have been added under the Emergency Preparedness Section of the Web Site. Read More...

Severe weather shelter list for Cook County

11/12/2014
Here is a Listing of Warming and cooling Centers in Cook County Townships. Read More...

CDC Ebola Site now available here

11/06/2014
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. Read More...

System Issues a memo regarding Ebola Preparedness and Response

11/05/2014
The System Issued Memo # 350 which deals with Ebola. Read More...

Latest Ebola Updates from IDPH

11/02/2014
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...

2014 SOPs Available in Electronic Format

05/16/2014
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...
View All Upcoming Meetings & Classes

Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting

December 23, 2014 @ NWCH Room LC 5
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Nurse EMSCs/Educators Meeting (Special Date)

December 29, 2014 @ 901 W. Kirtchoff Building
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Education Committee Meeting

January 06, 2015 @ NWCH LC 1 & LC 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

January 07, 2015 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

January 07, 2015 @ Building 901 Conference Room
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Advisory Board Meeting

January 08, 2015 @ NWCH LC 7 & 8
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CARS Committee Meeting

January 14, 2015 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

January 16, 2015 @ NWCH Rooms LC 7 & LC 8
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EMD Steering Committee Meeting

January 16, 2015 @ NWCH Rooms LC 3 & LC 4
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

January 22, 2015 @ LC 7-8
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View All NWC EMSS LeadershipTeam
John M Ortinau
MD FACEP
EMS Medical Director

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Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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Matt Jordan, MD
Alt. EMS Medical Director
 
 
 
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