Above / Bureau Chief Jim Kubinski, Naperville Fire Dept. (NVFD), far left; Christopher Garon, Firefighter/Paramedic (FFPM), NVFD; Bureau Chief Scott Salela, NVFD; Dr. Daryl Wilson, Edward Hospital; John Stiegler, FFPM, NVFD; Cindy Rentsch, Edward Hospital; Doug Skotnicki, Edward Hospital; Division Chief Amy Scheller, NVFD; Megan Kelly, Edward Hospital; Lee Goodson-Hassert, Edward-Elmhurst Health and Charles “Mike” Walsh, FF/Acting Commanding Officer, NVFD. Not Pictured: Eric Klass, FFPM and Sarah Schmidt, FFPM.
Edward Hospital’s EMS (Emergency Medical Services) “Run of the Quarter” for April-June 2017 has been awarded to the Naperville Fire Department’s Station 10 and Truck 5.
Fire Department personnel were recognized for the care they provided to a patient who had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The patient was taken to Edward Hospital where he later passed away, but not before his family authorized a donation to the Gift Of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.
“We commend the members of the Naperville Fire Department, Medic 10 and Truck 5, for your collaborative effort along with the Naperville Police Department,” said Bill Kottmann, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. “We are proud to partner with such skilled and compassionate men and women who serve our community. Your excellent work in the field and dedication to patient care is greatly appreciated.”
‘Run of the Quarter’ Program
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, just south of downtown Naperville.
Story and photo submitted by Keith Hartenberger, Public Information Officer, Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Editor’s Note / Considering the recent devastation along the Gulf Coast and in southeast Texas this past week, more than ever we extend our appreciate first responders and their dedication to answer the call in times of tragedy.