Romeoville Fire Dept. earns Edward's "Run of the Quarter"

March 29, 2019
Edward Run Quarter OctDec 2018

Edward Hospital’s EMS (Emergency Medical Services) “Run of the Quarter” for Oct.-Dec.2018 has been awarded to Romeoville Fire Dept. Engine 23 and Ambulance 23.

Personnel were recognized for their care on Dec. 22 of a 2-year-old girl who was suffering a seizure. The run was also chosen because the parents requested their daughter be taken to Edward Hospital, which was five minutes farther than the nearest hospital. The crew was able to calmly and confidently relay valuable information in order to receive approval for a bypass of the closest facility and bring the patient to the Edward Hospital Emergency Dept. (ED). The patient was treated and released from the ED and scheduled to follow up with the family pediatrician.

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 ED 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