Emergency Management

Region VII Emergency Management information may be found below.

EMS Regional Pediatric Resource Directory: (State-wide by Region)
Click here for the 2022 Regional Pediatric Resource Directory for EMS Regions 1-11, along with a listing of the Burn Centers/Units in the Midwest states.  A new component has been added related to the 10 Perinatal Networks that provide oversight within the Illinois Perinatal System.  Each hospital in Illinois participates in one of these networks, and it is helpful to be aware of this structure.  The perinatal column in the attached directories identifies the perinatal level of each hospital as well as the perinatal network that each hospital participates in.

CDC Public Health Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness Resources Now Available
CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and the National Center for Environmental Health hosted a public health radiological/nuclear preparedness webinar on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The 90-minute webinar included an overview of public health actions and priorities prior to and during a radiological/nuclear incident. Information was also provided on CDC tools and resources to help with state and local planning for radiological/nuclear threats. The webinar was recorded and will be available in the near future. Below are links to a variety of resources referenced during the webinar.

Emergency Preparedness and Response – Radiation Emergencies

Communications Training and Tools for Radiation Emergencies

Israeli Bandages 
With grant monies, Region VII was able to purchase a stock of “Israeli bandages”.
Please review the Israeli Bandage Youtube videos that demonstrate how to apply and use the bandages.

Ebola Guidance 
Please review this EBOLA guidance information for First Responders, Fire Departments, Ambulance Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, PSAPS or other pre-hospital care providers. You can find answers to a multitude of questions on the IDPH website and the CDC website. You may also refer questions to the Ebola Hotline at  1-800-889-3931.

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Emergency Response System 
The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a public service announcement to raise awareness about Illinois Helps, a statewide database that registers volunteers to respond to major disasters or public health emergencies in the state. MCHC, IDPH and CDPH are encouraging both medical and non-medical volunteers to register with Illinois Helps. More than 3,700 Illinoisans are already registered with the system and may be called upon to respond to any number of emergency situations including blizzards, disease outbreaks like H1N1 and bioterrorism attacks. Illinois Helps also allows hospitals to verify the licenses and credentials of professional health care volunteers who come to their facilities to care for the influx of patients experienced during emergencies.

The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response – US Department of Health and Human Services has posted to the PublicHealthEmergency.gov web portal, the MSCC handbook, 2nd Edition, which was prepared by the US Department of Health and Human services.

The CDC H1N1 Flu information may be found here.

Disaster Prep 
Please visit www.ready.gov and www.ready.illinois.gov for information to share with citizens for disaster preparations.

Personnel involved in emergency management planning should become NIMS certified through the FEMA training website.

The CDC is pleased to announce the public launch of “SNAPS: Snap Shots of State Population Data.” SNAPS is a free service to the public that provides local-level community profile information nationwide. It can be browsed by county and state and searched by zip code. SNAPS serves as a valuable tool when responding to public health emergency events at the state, Tribal, and local levels. It provides a “snap shot” of key variables for consideration in guiding and tailoring health education and communication efforts to ensure diverse audiences receive critical public health messages that are accessible, understandable, and timely.

Boy Scout App
Boy Scout Emergency Preparedness Mobil Phone and Tablet App Powerpoint

Other Emergency Management Links
American Red Cross
CEMP, Comprehensive Emergency Management Program
CHUG TEAM, Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group
EMSC Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Site
Children’s Hospital LA’s Pediatric Disaster Resource

Region VII County EMAs
Cook County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Will County EMA

Region VII Emergency Management Contact List

Advocate Children’s Hospital

4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

Kimberly Kreydich RN, BS CPEN
Assistant Clinical Manager, Pediatric Emergency Department Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
708.684.8273 (internal: 41-8273)

Advocate Christ Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center

4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

DeAnn (Ann) Faragoi, RN, MSN, CEN, Paramedic
EMS Administrative Director

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

17800 S. Kedzie Avenue
Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Stephanie Whitten
EMS Coordinator

South Suburban Telemetry Line

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

17800 S. Kedzie Avenue
Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Stephanie Whitten
EMS Coordinator

Ascension Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet, Level 2 Trauma Center

333 North Madison
Joliet, IL 60435

Leslie Livett, RN
Trauma Coordinator

Saint Joseph Joliet Telemetry Line

Ascension Saint Mary Hospital, Level 2 Trauma Center

500 W. Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60501

Kevin Bernard
Administrative Director
(815) 937-2106

Amanda Fagan
EMS Coordinator
(815) 937-2495

Franciscan Olympia Fields

20201 S. Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL 60441

Marcus Franklin
EMS Coordinator

Little Company of Mary Hospital

2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Melissa Martinez
EMS Coordinator

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers, Level 2 Trauma Center

150 West High Street
Morris, IL 60450

Kathy Geiger
EMS System Manager

Palos Health of Northwestern Medicine

12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Ashlyne Connolly
EMS Coordinator
708-923-4000 #303 pager

Palos Telemetry Lines

Riverside Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center

350 N. Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

Al Ponton
EMSS Manager and EMS Coordinator

Dr. Steven Decker, EMS MD

Silver Cross Hospital, Level 2 Trauma Center

1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451

Lori Chiappetta
Manager of EMS and Emergency Preparedness

Silver Cross Telemetry Line

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital

One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426

Joshua Gibson
EMS Manager