Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has awarded its “Run of the Month” for Jan. 2019 to the Villa Park Fire Dept.
Crew members were recognized for their care on Jan. 22 of a 76-year-old woman who was having difficulty breathing. Using cardiac monitoring, paramedics determined the woman was experiencing an abnormal heart rhythm. She was taken to the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department for further treatment and was discharged from Elmhurst Hospital in good condition six days 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