Cicero Signs Agreement to Make Enhanced Medical Services Available in Emergencies

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Cicero Town President Larry Dominick signed an agreement this week that grants access to Rush University Medical Center to make a specialized Mobile Stroke Unit available to assist in responding to stroke related emergencies. The Mobile Stroke Unit will provide added medical treatment to supplement the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provided by the Town of Cicero’s Fire Department ambulance teams. The contract with Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W. Van Buren Street, in Chicago, to make the Mobile Stroke Unit available to the Town of Cicero was approved by the Town of Cicero Board at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. “I am very happy that we are able to expand our emergency response ambulance teams to include the Mobile Stroke Unit which also includes professional medical staff to respond to strokes,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “This specialized unit will assist our paramedics in responding to medical emergencies involving strokes. By bringing the Mobile Stroke Unit to the patient, we are saving much time and time is a critical factor in saving lives.” The Mobile Stroke Unit will be staffed and on emergency call near the Town of Cicero every day, initially during the hours of 7 am to 7 pm with plans to make availability 24 hours.

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