Lt. Gov. to hold rural emergency medicine summit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is bringing together emergency medical workers and health care providers from rural communities to discuss how to improve emergency medical response.

Simon is the chairwoman of the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council.

She says participants in the Emergency Medical Services Summit will examine the conditions of EMS in rural Illinois. They’ll also discuss solutions for ongoing challenges such as recruitment and retention of personnel and continuing education.

Simon says bringing experts together “is a terrific way to ensure first-rate care for the rural residents of Illinois.”

The summit is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Springfield. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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