Silver Cross EMSS

Silver Cross EMS System (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 held.


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 at where you will find information about our Paramedic Education Program, CE program, ACLS & PALS Courses, a list of active Agencies and Associate Hospitals, system entry, licensure, and relicensure guidelines, policies and procedures and a staff directory. 2017 SCEMSS ACLS PALS FLYER

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


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.



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