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REGION VII EMS

 HAPPY EMS WEEK ~ National EMS Week May 18-24, 2014

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Save the Date for our next In the Midst of Chaos Conference September 19, 2014

REGION VII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Volunteers Wanted for Statewide Emergency Response System

The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released a new public service announcement to raise awareness about Illinois Helps, a statewide database that registers volunteers to respond to major disasters or public health emergencies in the state.

MCHC, IDPH and CDPH are encouraging both medical and non-medical volunteers to register with Illinois Helps. More than 3,700 Illinoisans are already registered with the system and may be called upon to respond to any number of emergency situations including blizzards, disease outbreaks like H1N1 and bioterrorism attacks. Illinois Helps also allows hospitals to verify the licenses and credentials of professional health care volunteers who come to their facilities to care for the influx of patients experienced during emergencies.

Click here to view the PSA.

Click here to register with Illinois Helps

 

ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program: The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response - US Department of Health and Human Services has posted to the Public Health Emergency.gov web portal, the MSCC handbook, 2nd Edition, which was prepared by the US Department of Health and Human services...for your convenience: http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/mscc/handbook/Pages/default.aspx

 

The CDC H1N1 Flu information may be found at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

 

Please visit www.ready.gov for information to share with citizens for disaster preparations. www.ready.illinois.gov

 

Personnel involved in emergency management planning should become NIMS certified through the FEMA website http://training.fema.gov.

Direct link to NIMS courses: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp

 

Today, the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau launched a new web page: Broadband and Public Safety and Homeland Security to better ensure that the public safety community, the general public, government agencies and communications providers have access to the latest news and information on the FCC's efforts to implement the National Broadband Plan for public safety.  The implementation of the plan will include initiatives to bring interoperable communications to America's first responders through the creation of a nationwide wireless broadband network and new cyber security reporting and monitoring programs; as well as Next Generation 9-1-1 services; emergency alerts and warnings through a variety of outlets (including via television and radio broadcasts (Emergency Alert System), wireless hand-held devices, such as cell phones and the Internet) and much more. The web page includes access to the latest press releases, public notices, field hearings, and presentations.  We encourage you to visit these pages for updates and background information to assist with your coverage of the National Broadband Plan and its impact on public safety across America. To access these pages, please visit: http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/broadband.html

 

The CDC is pleased to announce the public launch of "SNAPS: Snap Shots of State Population Data." SNAPS is a free service to the public that provides local-level community profile information nationwide. It can be browsed by county and state and searched by zip code. SNAPS serves as a valuable tool when responding to public health emergency events at the state, Tribal, and local levels. It provides a "snap shot" of key variables for consideration in guiding and tailoring health education and communication efforts to ensure diverse audiences receive critical public health messages that are accessible, understandable, and timely.

 

Other emergency management links:

American Red Cross: http://www.chicagoredcross.org

CEMP, Comprehensive Emergency Management Program: https://ilems7.isc-cemp.com/

DMORT: http://www.dmort.org/

HSEEP: https://hseep.dhs.gov

IEMA: http://www.state.il.us/iema/

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness: http://www.luhs.org/depts/emsc/disaster.htm

Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group (CHUG): http://www.chughurt.com/

Pediatric Disaster Resource: www.chladisastercenter.org

Region VII County EMAs

Will County EMA: www.willcountyema.org

 

Region VII Emergency Management Contact List:

 

Sue Hecht, BSN, RN, EMS Administrative Director, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Advocate Christ Medical Center , Region VII POD Hospital
Work Number 708-684-3794
Emergency Contact 708-774-0781
Fax 708-684-3467

Sue.Hecht@advocatehealth.com

 

Dawn Wujcik, RN, EMS Coordinator

Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital,5101 South Willow Springs Road, LaGrange, IL 60525

Work Number 708-245-6706

Emergency Contact 708-370-0050

Dawn.Wujcik@ahss.org

 

Stephanie L. Roberts, EMT-P, EMS Coordinator/Emergency Management

Advocate South Suburban Hospital, 17800 South Kedzie Avenue, Hazel Crest, Il 60429

Work Number 708-213-4218

Emergency Contact 708-567-6705

Fax 708-213-0107

stephanie.roberts@advocatehealth.com 

 

Michael Layman, EMT-P, CHEC-1, EMS Coordinator/Preparedness Manager

Franciscan St. James Hospitals, 20201 South Crawford, Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Franciscan St. James Hospitals, 1423 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Work Number 708-747-4000 ext 81921

Emergency Contact 708-912-2002

Fax 708-756-6873

Michael.layman@franciscanalliance.org

 

Ken Barnett, Director of Security

Ingalls Memorial Hospital, One Ingalls Drive, Harvey, IL 60426

Work Number 708-915-5821

Emergency Contact 708-606-3134

Pager 708-409-6861

kbarnett@ingalls.org

 

Dan Lempa, Director of Security

Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 West 95th. Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Work Number 708-229-5854

Emergency Contact 708-372-4026

Fax # 708 422-0672

dlempa@lcmh.org

 

Sue Schaller, EMS Coordinator
Metro South Medical Center, 12935 S. Gregory, Blue Island Illinois 60406
Work Number708-824-4649 or 708-489-7863
Emergency Contact 708-828-7458
Fax 708-824-4627
Sue_Schaller@MetroSouthMedical Center.com

 

Kevin Bernard, EMS Coordinator, Disaster Coordinator

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers, 150 W.  High Street, Morris, IL 60450

Work Number 815-942-2932 ext7189

Emergency Contact 815-530-8732

Fax 815-941-1357

kbernard@morrishospital.org

 

Dale Newsome, Director of Public Safety

Olivet Nazarene University ACS, One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Work Number 815-928-5622

Emergency Contact 815-592-5265

rdnewsome@olivet.edu

 

Gregory H. Okon, Department of Public Safety Manager
Palos Community Hospital, 12251 South 80th Avenue, Palos Heights, Illinois  60463
Work Number  708-923-4698
Emergency Contact 708-473-0642
Fax 708-923-4198
gokon@paloscomm.org

 

Leslie Livett RN, MSN, EMS/Trauma Coordinator

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, 333 N. Madison Street, Joliet, IL 60435

Work Number 815-773-7077

Emergency Contact 779-435-9624

Fax 815-773-7764

leslie.livett@presencehealth.org

 

Jason Rolando, Director of Safety/Security and Centralized Communications

Presence Saint Marys Hospital, 500 West Court Street, Kankakee, IL 60901

Work Number 815-937-2107

Emergency Contact 815-791-0991

Fax 815-937-2105

jason.rolando@presencehealth.org

Gordon Campbell, RN, EMS Coordinator

Work Number 815-937-2104

Emergency Contact 815-693-1744

Gordon.Campbell@presencehealth.org

 

Liz Delong RN, Director of Trauma/Emergency Preparedness

Riverside Healthcare, 350 North Wall St, Kankakee, IL  60901

Work Number 815-935-7822

Emergency Contact 815-214-0811

Fax # 815-935-7492

elizabeth-delong@riversidehealthcare.net

 

Lonnie Polhemus, EMS System Manager

Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox, IL 60451

Work Number 815-300-7430

Emergency Contact 630-461-7307

Fax 815-300-7917

lpolhemus@silvercross.org

 

Lauren Hansen, Emergency Coordinator

St. Margaret Mercy  Hospital, 5454 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN. 46320  

Work Number 219- 864-7730 

Emergency Contact 219-746-3445 

Pager #  219-770-0024 

Fax #  219-730-9050 

lauren.hansen@franciscanalliance.org