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Lisle-Woodridge Fire District earns Edward’s ‘Run of the Quarter’ award

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Above / Edward Hospital Emergency Room is located at 801 S. Washington Street in Naperville.

Edward Hospital’s EMS (Emergency Medical Services) “Run of the Quarter” for January-March 2017 has been awarded to the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, Station 52. Fire District personnel were recognized for care they provided to a patient who was initially treated for an allergic reaction to medication, but who paramedics noticed was exhibiting symptoms of a heart attack. After being taken to Edward Hospital, it was discovered one of the patient’s coronary arteries was 100 percent blocked. Following treatment that included the placement of a stent to keep the artery open, the patient left the hospital a few days later.

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Above / Cindy Rentsch, Edward Hospital (left); Chief Keith Krestan, Lisle-Woodridge Fire District (LWFD); Eric Fitzpatrick, Firefighter/Medic (FM), LWFD; Dr. Darryl Wilson, Edward Hospital; Doug Skotnicki, Edward Hospital; Mike Rholicek, FM, LWFD; Lee Goodson-Hassert, Edward-Elmhurst Health; James Weaver, EMS Coordinator, LWFD. Not pictured: Lt. Jim Kensel, LWFD; Aaron Conrad, FM, LWFD and Dave Fazio, EMT-B, LWFD.

“Without the continued assessment this patient’s critical event may have been overlooked,” says Bill Kottmann, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. “We would like to express our sincere thanks for the crew’s lifesaving efforts.”

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

Edward Hospital is located at 801 S. Washington Street, south of downtown Naperville.

Story and group photo submitted by Keith Hartenberger, Public Information Officer, for Edward-Elmhurst Health.

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