Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Paramedic and EMS Resources

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin has been an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) resource hospital since 1995, representing the greater Elgin and Fox River Valley area with three private providers and two fire protection districts.

Since 1995, our program has been dedicated to providing high quality pre-hospital education, including the following:

  • EMT-Paramedic Training
  • Continuing Education for EMTs and Paramedics

Our Paramedic Training Program has been accredited by CAAHEP/CoAEMSP in affiliation with Elgin Community College since 2015.

Our EMS system is one of six EMS systems that are incorporated in Region IX. Together we cover a large geographic area that includes McHenry, Kane, and Cook Counties.

As a region, in coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health, we work together to serve multiple roles, including authorship of the Region IX Standard Operating Procedures, Trauma Policy and Procedures, Standards and Practices and Disaster Management.

 

Paramedic Training Program

Program outcomes History

Year

State/National Exam Pass Rate

Program Retention

Positive Placement rate

2018

100%

55%

100% (5/5)

2017

100%

73% (8/11)

100% (8/8)

2016

100%

71% (17/24)

100% (17/17)

2015

100%

86% (12/14)

100% (12/12)

 

High quality, pre-hospital care can be established only through a dedication to excellence in education. To achieve this, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin has joined with Elgin Community College to form a paramedic program that far surpasses the minimum standards of paramedic education and offers our students the opportunity to earn college credit hours.

As a valuable member of the community, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin participates in many programs, including, Emergency Communications Radio Nurse and Trauma Nurse Core courses.

 

Accreditation

The AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  

Accreditation Contact Information
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
P:727.210.2350
F:727.210.2354
E: mail@caahep.org

CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
P: 214.703.8445
F: 214.703.8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

Forms

 

Contact Us

For further information about our Emergency Medical Services or the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin Paramedic Training program, please call the Saint Joseph Elgin EMS Staff:

EMS System Coordinator
Philip Laier RN
847-695-3200 ext. 3651

EMS Medical Director
Faizan Shakeel MD
847-695-3200 ext.4212

Paramedic Training Course Clinical Coordinator
Dennis Demes EMTP
847-695-3200 ext. 5473

Continuing Education Coordinator
James Kilanski EMTP CCEMTP, PNCCT, FP-C
847-695-3200 ext. 3180

 

Find a Doctor