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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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Update on Synthetic Cannabinoid (SC) (K2/spice) outbreak

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with local health departments, continue to investigate an outbreak of severe bleeding among individuals who have recently used synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. Read More...

Safe Transport of Children By EMS - Interim Guidance

Some Guidance regarding the Safe Transport of Children is posted courtesy of IDPH. Read More...

2018 Strategic Plan Published

The Final Copy of the annual update of the Strategic Plan has been posted Read More...
King Vision

NEW INFORMATION! King Vision Training Remaining Dates and locations

Dr. Jordan announced that as of February 14th, only five (5) agencies are left to train. As such, here are the remaining training dates and locations for the King Vision Intubation Device. As he wrote in the announcement, "The training and device use has proven to be effective for our patients and the system, as the success continues to be high". Read More...

Additional make-up opportunities for Nov CE class

Here is an update for additional opportunities to make up the mandatory November CE Read More...

2018 Meeting Dates

Here is a listing of regular meeting dates for system committees. This list is accurate as of January 17, 2018. As always, please refer to the meeting calendar on the home page for any changes or updates. Read More...

New information on the new Statewide Opioid Helpline.

This is a document containing information on the new Statewide Opioid Helpline. Feel free to share this information in your community through social media, newsletters, etc. Read More...
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

April 26, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

April 27, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

May 01, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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PBPI Committee Meeting

May 02, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

May 02, 2018 @ 901 Building Small HR Conference Room
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

May 09, 2018 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Advisory Board Meeting

May 10, 2018 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

May 18, 2018 @ NCH LC 1 & 2
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EMD Committee Meeting

May 18, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

May 24, 2018 @ LC 1 & 2
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EMS Staff

Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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