Vista Medical Center West is home to the largest and longest-running
emergency medical technical training center in Lake County, teaching
almost 300 new EMTs and paramedics each year.
Vista Health Paramedic Education programs are accredited by the Commission on the 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).
Vista Health System is a designated Illinois Department of Public Health Resource Hospital, which has the authority and the responsibility for the North Lake County EMS System. The North Lake County EMS System is an organization of hospitals,
vehicle service providers and personnel approved by the Illinois
Department of Public Health in a specific geographic area, which
coordinates and provides pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care
and non-emergency medical transports at Basic Life Support and Advance
Life Support levels.
North Lake County EMS System, through the EMS Medical Director, assumes responsibility for the entire EMS System, including the clinical aspects, operations and educational programs. The North Lake County EMS System is also responsible for replacing
medical supplies and provides equipment exchange for participating EMS
The North Lake County EMS System develops written standing orders
(treatment protocols, standard operating procedures) and certifies that
all involved personnel will be knowledgeable in emergency care and
capable of providing treatment and using communications equipment.
Educational and Training Programs include:
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085