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Silver Cross (formerly Will/Grundy) has been an EMS System since May of 1975. David Mikolajczak, DO, FACOEP is the EMS Medical Director and Lonnie Polhemus, MSN, NREMT-P is the EMS System Manager. Silver Cross EMS System of Silver Cross Hospital is located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox, IL 60451. While staff offices are located in the ER of the hospital, we do have a dedicated EMS Education Center in a separate building on campus just to the north of the ER at 710 Cedar Crossings Drive where all of our ACLS, PALS, ITLS, and Paramedic classes are taught.


Staff may be reached by phone at 815-300-7130 or by fax at 815-300-7917 or by direct dial #s...

Dr. Mikolajczak, Medical Director: 815-300-7427

Lonnie Polhemus, System Manager: 815-300-7430

Marilyn Zanelli, Operations Coordinator: 815-300-2900    

Bill Kallal, Education Coordinator: 815-300-7425

Scott Pucel, CE/QI/Instructor: 815-300-2909

Mary Iverson, AHA CTC Clerk: 815-300-7459

Our dedicated 12-Lead Fax number is 815-485-4820 ONLY FOR INCOMING 12 LEAD EKGS

Our Silver Cross Telemetry number is 815-300-7908


Both Silver Cross Hospital and the Silver Cross EMS System have their own websites, which may be accessed directly by clicking on the links below.

Click here to access the Silver Cross EMS System website and find information about our

Paramedic Education Program, CME program, specialty courses such as ACLS, PALS, and ITLS, list of active Agencies and Associate Hospitals, and system entry, licensure, and relicensure guidelines, policies and procedures.

For more information about Silver Cross Hospital click here. You will find CPR classes, job opportunities, and general information about the hospital.



Click to Print: Silver Cross EMS System 2017 ACLS and PALS Flyer


  The cost of ACLS and PALS courses is $125.00 WITHOUT a textbook. If you wish to purchase a textbook that is an additional $50. If you would like to rent a textbook that is an additional $25 but the textbook must be returned at the end of class in order to receive certification.  




Applicants interested in joining the Silver Cross EMS System may do so if hired by one of our Fire Departments, Ambulance Services, or other agencies. The System Entry process will be guided by the Agency EMS Coordinator and shall include completion of the System Entry Checklist and Profile Form, Medical Math and Rhythm Identification Exams, Mega Code, and Interview with our EMS Medical Director and/or System Manager. The checklist may be viewed at System Entry page.



Hospitals affiliated with the Silver Cross EMS System:

Silver Cross Hospital, Level 2 Trauma Center

Resource Hospital for the Silver Cross EMS System

1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox, IL 60451

Lonnie Polhemus, EMS System Manager/EMS Coordinator  815-300-7430

Silver Cross Telemetry Line: 815-300-7908


Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center

Associate Hospital to Silver Cross EMS System

333 North Madison, Joliet, IL 60435

Leslie Livett, RN, Trauma Coordinator  815-773-7077

Presence Saint Joseph Telemetry Line: 815-741-7550


Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital

Associate Hospital to Silver Cross EMS System

500 Remington Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Laurie Carroll, RN, EMS Coordinator 630-312-6780

ABH Telemetry Line: 630-312-5621


Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Associate Hospital to Silver Cross EMS System

17800 S. Kedzie Avenue, Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Stephanie Whitten, EMS Coordinator   708-213-4218

South Suburban Telemetry Line: 708-213-4269


Franciscan St. James Hospitals, Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights Campuses

Associate Hospital to Silver Cross EMS System

20201 S. Crawford Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL 60441

Robert Wilcox, EMS Coordinator Pager 312-691-0324   708-747-4000 ext 81921

Olympia Fields Telemetry Line: 708-481-8268

Chicago Heights Telemetry Line: 708-754-7166


Palos Community Hospital

Participating Hospital to Silver Cross EMS System

12251 S. 80th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Denise Slisz, EMS Coordinator  708-923-5812   Pager 708-923-4000 #303

Palos Telemetry Line: 708 361 5774 and 708 448 2593