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Presence Saint Francis Hospital’s Emergency Medical System to be Recognized by the Village of Skokie for 40 years of Service

Mayor Van Dusen read the proclamation and presented Saint Francis with a nice plaque containing the proclamation.
Mayor Van Dusen read the proclamation and presented Saint Francis with a nice plaque containing the proclamation.
Presence Saint Francis Hospital’s Emergency Medical System was recognized with a proclamation by the Village of Skokie at their next board meeting for providing 40 years of emergency services, including oversight and training for all its life safety personnel. The proclamation declares June 16, 2014 as “Presence Saint Francis Hospital – Emergency Medical Services Day.”

Since 1974, Presence Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Medical System (EMS) has provided emergency services, plus pre-hospital education such as emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic training, as well as continuing education for EMTs and paramedics for 40 years. It is the third oldest EMS system in Illinois, and one of four EMS systems incorporated in Illinois Department of Health Region X, providing medical oversight for more than 800 life safety personnel from seven surrounding communities and three private ambulance companies.   
 

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About Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service hospital with a Level I Trauma Center and is listed as one of Chicago’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As home to the first Chest Pain Center on Chicago’s North Shore and a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, Presence Saint Francis Hospital has a rich history of providing top quality care and leading edge technologies in collaboration with its 430-physician medical staff. Presence Saint Francis Hospital has been designated a Magnet® Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, placing it in the top seven percent of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence. More information is available at http://www.presencehealth.org/stfrancis.

 

About Presence Health

Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150

sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees and 4,000 medical professionals. More information is available at http://www.presencehealth.org.

 

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