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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

EMS Week May 19-25 2024

05/24/2024
50 years ago, President Gerald Ford issued the first proclamation naming a week to honor EMS personnel .While we honor you every day – this year’s theme is so very fitting. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

Medetomidine in Illinois Drug Supply

On May 11, 2024, IDPH was notified that multiple individuals had presented at four different hospitals in Cook County with symptoms of opioid toxicity but were not responding to naloxone. Some patients also presented with hypertension, bradycardia, and downward gaze. Read More...
BREAKING NEWS

EMS Preparation for Computer Downtime

05/10/2024
Cybersecurity threats and actual events are increasing across all industries - including healthcare. It is highly recommended that all provider agencies and System hospitals remain vigilant and be prepared to deliver care during en extemded system outage. Read More...
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PBPI Committee Meeting

June 05, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

June 12, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Provider EMS Coordinator Meeting

June 27, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Nurse EMSCs / Educators

June 28, 2024 @ 901 Building - Conference Room #1
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Education Committee (Bi-Monthly) Meeting

July 02, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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PBPI Committee Meeting

July 03, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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R&D Committee Meeting

July 03, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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CARS Committee (Monthly) Meeting

July 10, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Advisory Board Meeting

July 11, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Chiefs/Administrators Meeting

July 19, 2024 @ Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
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Connie Mattera, RN
EMS Administrative Director

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