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Morris Hospital EMS Resourse Hospital & Paramedic Program

Andrea Buckman
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ROTAMORR   March 7th, 2017


Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Morris, Illinois

Chartered July 1, 1915

“Celebrating 101 Years”

  March 7th, 2017

Morris Hospital, EMS Resourse Hospital and Paramedic Program

Robin Stortz, EMS Emergency Management & Security Manager at Morris Hospital

   In 2010, Morris Hospital started the EMS system.  The hospital gives EMS all the medication and supplies on the rigs free and they bill the patient individually as services are rendered.

 They are the Resourse hospital for 4 counties, have 506 EMS providers, Ecolab, Invenergy, and 17 Agencies - Grundy 911, Lisob/Seward, Bracevill, Dwight, Lyondell, Morris Fire, Morris EMS, Mazon, Verona, Kinsmin, Newark Fire, Reddick Fire, Coal City Fire, Dwight EMS, Grand Ridge Fire, Minooka Fire and Troy Fire.

   The Morris EMS Academy is in Minooka, IL.  They have community events such as: Camp 911, Warrior Dash, and Firefighter Primary Care Cards.  The EMS program is funded by Morris Hospital.

   The Paramedic Program started in 2010, and since then has had 6 classes.  On September 23rd, 2016, the HLC approved a contractual arrangement with JJC and Morris Hospital to offer an Associate of Applied Science in EMS degree (AAS).  The program is 11 months long from August to July.

   Morris Hospital is a Level II Trauma and Level II Stroke Care Hospital with a Cath Lab.  

 Upcoming Events:
  • Tour de Corn Bike Ride, Chairman Jim Bianchetta, we will be looking for sponsors for the T-shirts again this year.    Date: June 4th, 2017 
  • Cruise Night - Saturday, August 12th, 2017
  • Draw Down, Corn Fest 2017    Date: TBD


Meeting Recap:
  •  Andrea opened the meeting at 5:47pm


Dianne Breslar

Pledge of Allegiance

 Andrea Dewasme

Four-Way Test

 Jim Ringer


 Charlie Gibbs

Guests:  Robin Stortz, Speaker

Sergeant-at-Arms –  

$$Happy Bucks$$


Heads & Tails Winner:  N/A

THE FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think say or do:
First: Is it the TRUTH? Third: Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned? Fourth: Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The next Morris Rotary meeting will be held on March 14th at Chop Shop at 5:45 with the Speech Team State Finalist! 

*The Club continues to look for new members to continue to grow the membership. If interested in attending a meeting please feel free to join us anytime. We have adjusted our meeting times to start at 5:45 pm on Tuesday nights and to conclude by 6:45 pm with an option to have dinner immediately following.*

  2017 Calendar of Events  
Date Program
March 14th Speech Team Finalists  
March 21st Art Hornsby
March 28th Dr. John Saran, Blue Zone
April 4th Backpack Packing at White Oak Elementry @ 6:30
April 11th 4 Way Test Winner Presentations


Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Club Officers 2016-2017
President ** Dianne Breslar
President-Elect **  
Vice-President/Programs ** Need VP – Deb Baker (Programs)
Secretary ** Andrea Buckman
Treasurer ** Tom Talarico
Sergeant-at-Arms ** Jim Ringer
Directors & Committee Chairs 2016-2017
Club Service Projects Director ** Alan Ferrari
Club Administration Director ** Charlie Gibbs
Club Membership Director ** Alan Ferrari
International Service Director ** Jim Wright
Rotary Foundation John Carr
Charity Fundraiser  
Scholarship Committee Chair Jim Wright
Back Pack Committee Chair Alan Ferrari
ROTAMORR Editor Amy Carr, Andrea Buckman
Public Relations Chair Rich Mitchell
District Assistant Governor Lisa Allen
Youth Chair/Interact Liaison Amy Carr
Planning Committee Draw Down Dave Trotter
Interact Advisor – Morris Community H.S. Amy Carr




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