Naperville Fire Department Earns Edward EMS Run of the Quarter

August 06, 2015
Edward Hospital’s EMS (Emergency Medical Services) “Run of the Quarter” for April-June has been awarded to the Naperville Fire Department.

Paramedics Henry Van Bogaert III and Austin Lawrenz, with support from John Halgren, Rich Herra and Josh Wagner, were recognized for their treatment of a patient at XSport Fitness, 2780 Fitness Dr. in Naperville, who had an apparent seizure and was not breathing and had no pulse. Prior to the arrival of the paramedics, Louis Leal, the fitness center’s director, and Jalonte Love, a trainer at the center, used an AED (automated external defibrillator) to shock the patient one time and provided CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Van Bogaert III and Lawrenz inserted a breathing tube and administered medication, while continuing CPR and performing additional defibrillations until the patient resumed breathing and had a pulse. They took the patient to the Edward Hospital ER for additional treatment. He was admitted to the hospital and later released to go home.

“We commend the Naperville Fire Department on their ability to work with the athletic staff, their clear documentation of this run and their exceptional communication with the ER and cardiology staff at Edward Hospital,” said Cindy Rentsch, Administrative Director, Emergency Services, Edward Hospital.

In the “Run of the Quarter” program, the Edward EMS Team reviews ambulance runs by pre-hospital providers and selects one to be recognized every three months based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Edward Emergency Department staff
  • Clear and thorough documentation
  • Superior clinical assessment skills that resulted in accurate recognition of a clinical situation
  • Behavior exceeding the call of duty in the field
  • Superior partnership and teamwork with Edward Hospital

The 2015 program will culminate with the “Run of the Year,” to be announced in January 2016.  The Edward program is modeled after Elmhurst Hospital’s “Run of the Month,” which has been honoring EMS providers in the hospital’s service area since 2012.