Elmhurst Fire Dept. earns Elmhurst Hospital EMS "Run of the Month" for Sept. and Oct. 2018

March 18, 2019

Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has awarded its “Run of the Month” for Sept.-Oct. 2018 to the Elmhurst Fire Dept. (EFD), Station 2.

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Crew members Gina Knight, Mark Millett, Christopher Placzek, Steven Reynolds, John Strykowski and Steve Talaski were recognized for their care on Sept. 4 of Tim McMahan, a 59-year-old resident of Elmhurst who had gone into cardiac arrest. McMahan was transported to Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) for further treatment. He was released from Elmhurst Hospital about three weeks later.

In the “Run of the Month” program, Elmhurst Hospital’s EMS Team reviews ambulance runs by pre-hospital providers and selects one to be recognized based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Elmhurst Hospital 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 Elmhurst Hospital