Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Edward Hospital has awarded its 2017 EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Run of the Year to the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District – Medic 52 and Ladder 53.

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.

Those honored at a breakfast and ceremony at Edward Hospital on Feb. 20. included Lt. Jim Kensel, Firefighter/Medics Aaron Conrad, Eric Fitzpatrick and Michael Rohlicek, and Emergency Medical Technician Dave Fazio.

The event capped off the year-long Run of the Quarter program in which area paramedics are honored for exceptional ambulance runs. 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

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