Romeoville Fire Department personnel were recognized for their care on Dec. 22 of a 2-year-old girl who was suffering a seizure.
The run was also chosen because the parents requested their daughter be taken to Edward Hospital, which was five minutes farther than the nearest hospital.
The crew was able to calmly and confidently relay valuable information in order to receive approval for a bypass of the closest facility and bring the patient to the Edward Hospital emergency department.
The patient was treated and released from the ED and scheduled to follow up with the family pediatrician.
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:
For more information about emergency care at Edward Hospital, visit EEHealth.org/services/emergency.