Elmhurst Hospital has awarded its 2019 EMS (Emergency Medical Services) “Run of the Year” to members of the Elmhurst Fire Dept. for their care of a 59-year-old man, a retired Elmhurst Fire Dept. firefighter, who had gone into cardiac arrest.
During the call on Sept. 4, 2018, the patient was treated with CPR, shocks from an automated external defibrillator and an automated compression device before transporting him to the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Dept. for further treatment. The patient was released from the hospital about three weeks later following procedures to treat blockages in his heart.
The “Run of the Year” recipients were honored in ceremonies at Elmhurst Hospital’s monthly Management Team meeting on Oct. 15 and during a luncheon at a local restaurant on Oct. 22.
The recognition capped off the year-long “Run of the Month” program, through which Elmhurst Hospital has honored area EMS providers since 2012. Teams are selected based on excellent communication from the field, excellent work in gathering information, clear and thorough documentation, superior clinical assessment skills, heroic behavior in the field, and superior partnership and teamwork with Elmhurst Hospital.
For more information about emergency care at Elmhurst Hospital, visit www.EEHealth.org/services/emergency.