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News: Centegra Health System salutes EMS providers

McHENRY – During Emergency Medical Services Week May 16-22, Centegra Health System celebrates the vital public service that members of emergency medical services teams provide, especially the lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This year’s theme is “Anytime, Anywhere, We’ll Be There.” 

“Quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury,”  said Cindy Amore, Centegra Health System EMS manager and system coordinator. “During this week we honor and celebrate the local emergency medical technicians and paramedics, dispatchers and billers, supervisors and educators; everyone who helps make our EMS run smoothly all year long,”  she added.

The emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators and others. The members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

“It is completely appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by celebrating Emergency Medical Services Week,”  Amore said.

The following list encompasses the agencies who routinely transport patients to the Centegra hospitals or within the guidance of the McHenry Western Lake County EMS System:

  • Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
  • Antioch Rescue
  • A-Tec Ambulance
  • Cary Fire Protection District
  • Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue   Department
  • Flight for Life
  • Fox Lake Fire Department
  • Fox River Grove Fire Protection District
  • Hebron Rescue
  • Huntley Fire Protection District
  • Lakewood Fire Department
  • Lake Villa Rescue
  • Marengo Rescue Squad
  • McHenry Township Fire Protection District
  • Nunda Rural Fire Protection District
  • Rescue Eight Ambulance
  • Richmond Township Fire Protection District
  • Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District
  • Spring Grove Fire Protection District
  • Wauconda Fire Protection District
  • Wonder Lake Fire Protection District
  • Woodstock Fire Protection District