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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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May 2014 is a Mandatory Attendance Continuing Education Month

The May 2014 continuing education topic will covering the New SOP Rollout. Attendance for the entire C.E. period is mandatory for all healthcare providers. Read More...

Procedure for creating legislative witness slips (slipping)

Here is the procedure (courtesy of the Ill. Fire Chiefs Assn) of creating witness slips for bills in the state house and senate. The website for pending bills is http://www.ilga.gov Note that the senator amended her bill on 3 21. Please review it. Senate Bill 3414 requires action on the Chief's part. Read More...

MARCH PBPI Tip of The Month

The March 2014 Tip of the Month from the PBPI Committee deals with Refusals. Read More...

2014 Committee Calendar Released

The Committee Meeting Calendar (Revised) for 2014 is posted. Please review Read More...

Illinois releases the NEMSIS 3 Data Elements List

The NEMSIS Data Element List as of December 12 2013 Read More...
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

April 24, 2014 @ LC 7-8
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Nurse EMSCs/Educators

April 25, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building Room #1
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PBPI Committee Meeting

May 07, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference #1
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R&D Committee Meeting

May 07, 2014 @ Building 901 Conference Room
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Advisory Board Meeting

May 08, 2014 @ NWCH LC 7 & 8
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CARS Committee Meeting

May 14, 2014 @ NWCH 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

May 16, 2014 @ NWCH Rooms LC 7 & LC 8
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EMD Steering Committee Meeting

May 16, 2014 @ NWCH Rooms LC 3 & LC 4
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

May 22, 2014 @ LC 7-8
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Nurse EMSCs/Educators

May 23, 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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