Today will be dry across most of the area though spotty P.M. showers are probable in the region, including even a couple of thunderstorms. Can’t rule out a storm or two being gusty. Afternoon temperatures will peak around 80° with a north wind gusting at times to 20 mph.
Conditions will be mainly dry and warmer from Wednesday through the weekend. There is a slight chance for some showers Wednesday near the Wisconsin border.
From Mercy Health: What is MD-1?
We get asked this a lot!
Mercyhealth MD-1 is 24/7/365 physician staffed prehospital response vehicle available to respond with EMS and assist with patients for 15 counties in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois (Rock County, Walworth County, Rockford area). The MD-1 program launched in 2013 has grown to four response vehicles staffed by an EMS medical director, Dr. Jay MacNeal, and seven associate medical directors: Drs. Chris Wistrom, Todd Daniello, Sean Marquis, John Pakiela, Matt Smetana, Jen Gibson-Chambers, and Mitch Sheley.
MD-1 physicians support EMS providers with bedside teaching, training and physician response to critical patients.
All MD-1 physicians have served in fire, EMS or law enforcement at some point during their careers. The physicians also staff our emergency departments to retain their skill set and work on the receiving end of our EMS system.
MD-1 carries equipment and medications not routinely carried or even allowed on paramedic ambulances. Ultrasound, chest tubes, central lines, an amputation kit and junctional tourniquets are just some of the extra equipment carried.
MD-1 does not bill the patient or EMS agency. It transports with EMS to the nearest appropriate destination, and when requested to respond, works with all EMS providers regardless of their medical direction.
Pictured below are MD-1 physicians, Drs. Marquis and Sheley at Country Thunder Music Festival Twin Lakes WI where they provided medical care alongside Medix Ambulance Service crews to festival goers, onsite. This onsite care helped reduce the burden on the local emergency departments where the majority of patients were treated and released, instead of transported to the emergency department.
On Sunday July 21st, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, along with Belvidere Police Department had the privilege to escort Isaac to the Rockford Airport. Isaac is off to a special vacation from Make a Wish Foundation.
Isaac is a 4 year old boy with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Septo Optic Dysplasia. His prognoses was that he would be in a vegetative state his entire life.
He is a bright, energetic, happy, and imaginative little boy who loves to be outside and play.
He has endured 22 surgeries in his short life and each day is not a guarantee.
It was an honor to be part of this special event!!!!
Why do people comment, without reading the article?
So I have noticed this A LOT lately. People comment on a title, other than then the factual content in an article. You can tell they haven’t clicked on to read the article. Because the comments are no where near what actually happened, that clearly states what happened in the article.
A good example and as to why I am thinking about this right now.
Burger King on 11th st was robbed earlier tonight. Admin Will went to go work the scene for me. Thank you Will, Much appreciated! The police parked their vehicles next door at Auto Zone. See the photo below.
People are commenting and thinking it is Auto Zone, based on the photo posted that shows all the police parked at Auto Zone. Based on their comments, you can clearly see they did not take 2 seconds to click the link and read and CLEARLY read that it was Burger King that was robbed.
All these people do is make themselves look bad by commenting with bad info. SMH………………
I ask that everyone please take a second and please click on the link and actually READ the content, before making comments.