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In an Emergency

1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.


2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone


3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.




Volunteer Recognition 2015 Honorees

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IPC Volunteer Appreciation - 2015 Honorees


More About IPC's Volunteer Recognition Program




Special thanks to the IPC Volunteer Satellite Centers (below in red) for their annual commitment and ongoing outreach efforts:


Aaron Shook     Mt. Vernon Fire Department
Adrienne Bramlett     Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department
Aimee James     Riverside District 96
Alan Cooper     Galesburg Cottage Hospital ED
Alex Turnbough     Presence Covenant Medical Center
Alison Friedrich 
Amanda Bubica      Joliet Junior College
Amanda Rone      Franklin Hospital
Amanda Vander    Pluym   Rockdale School
Amanda     Wedding Tiny Tots Daycare
Amber Mutchler      ERBA Head Start
Amy Abell     Kings School
Amy Hill     Ann/John H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Amy Krage     ERBA Head Start
Amy Ratermann     Amys Angels Daycare
Amy Rupert     Hillsboro Area Hospital
Amy Thomas-Stompanato     Lisle School District 202
Andrea Mueller      Healthy Child Care Illinois
Andrea Ohl     Millikin University
Andrea Quinn    Loyola University Health System
Andrea Rosenthal      SMS
Angela Lepkowski     Children's Memorial Hospital
Angela Port 
Angela Riley    Chicago State University
Anice Ells      Venice CUSD #3
Anita Healy     Elk Grove Park District
Ann Kuchta    UIC COP
Ann Naughton     Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health-Stroger Hospital
Anne Malone     Queen Of Peace High School
Anne Middaugh       Northshore University Healthsystem
Anne Strom 
Annette Bennett     Unity Point In-School Health at Willow
Annmarie Walsh 
Anthony Ward Sr. 
Antonette Lee     Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
Autumn Wade    TCOC Head Start and Early Head Start
Barbara Andreotti, RN      Carol Stream Elementary School
Barbara Lessman     FHN
Barbara Maclean     DuPage Medical Group
Barbara Sager      North Boone School District
Beata Jarzabek       Stickney Public Health District
Becky Blackburn     Greenville Police
Becky Ebbing      Quincy Public Schools - Madison School
Beth D Wilson    SEIL - AHEC
Beth Fencik     Pike County Health Department & Western IL Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
Beth Stewart    Carlinville Area Hospital
Betty Brinkerhoff     Illinois Department of Children And Family Services
Betty Diaz     SGA-Youth & Family Services
Beverly Parypinski     Jefferson School
Bobbie Gossett      Fulton County Health Department
Brandi Granse    Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start
Brandy Kirby      Baldwin School
Brigitte Powidzki     Village Of Niles
Carissa Brown    SGA Youth and Family Services
Carldale D James Sr      He’s A Wonder Music Ministry of The Apostolic Faith
Carleen Banks       East Aurora School District
Carlos Pardo      SIUE School 0f Pharmacy
Carol Carlton       Macon County Health Department
Carol Cravatta      Tri County Opportunities Council Head Start
Carol Hollingsworth Enders      Salk School
Carrie Bull     Hy-Vee Pharmacy #1416
Carrie Eldridge      Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept.
Carrissa Vazquez     Prairie State College
Catherine Canaday      Macon County Health Department
Catherine Kuenstler 
Chaka Batley      Quincy Medical Group
Charlene Hope     Tenet Healthcare - Chicago Market
Charles Morrow 
Charlotte Strawser     Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center
Charlotte Skinner     Chatham Elementary School
Cheryl Bongiovanni     Capron Elementary
Cheryl Wall     Red Hill CUSD #10
Cheryl Whitford      Cambridge School District 227
Chris Henson      HAH
Chris Mckibben     NBCUSD 200

Christina Banialis     Forest-Ridge District 142 PTA
Christina Guy      Jackson County Health Dept
Christine Lantz     Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
Christy Cornell     Provena USMC Danville
Christy Worrell     South Shores Elementary School Nurse
Cindi Abbott      Mason County Health Dept
Cindy Marsalli      Woodland Middle School
Cindy Wilson     Minooka Fire Protection District
Claudia Braden      Village of Skokie Health Department
Colleen Bayer 
Colleen Goessling     Monroe County Health Department
Colleen Harden      Sycamore Trails Elementary
Conner Halloran     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Connie Deprow      St Joseph's Hospital Highland
Corinne Swiatek     Elgin Police Department
Cory Williams      Prairie State College
Cosmas Okpalaebube     Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine And Science
Courtney Mckibben     Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Crystal Jennings      Riverbend Head Start and Family Services
Curt Colwell     Illinois Dept. of Public Health
Cynthia Byrd     Roberts Park Fire Protection District
Cynthia Magallanes      Saint Anthony Hospital
Cynthia Ott       Quincy Public Schools
Dana Oltmanns      Logan County Department of Public Health
Danielle Hoffman     Genesis Medical Center - Silvis
Danielle Samples     Centerstone
Danny Wolak     Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Darla Long     Lewis & Clark Community College EMT/Paramedic Program
Darla Windland      Wayne County Ambulance
David Huhtelin      Swedish American Hospital
David Hulsey 
David Roberts 
David Umali      Kappa Psi Epsilon Rho
Davine Staley     Egyptian Health Dept
Dawn Bachtold      Department of Children and Family Services
Dawn Ballantini 
Dawn Ufkes       ECFC
Debbie Izzo      Advocate Christ Medical Ctr
Debbie Kelecich      A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative
Debbie Mckenzie     Glendale Hts. Police Department
Debbie Woelfel     Alton Memorial Hospital
Debra Dvorak      District 58
Debra Grapperhaus     Randolph County Health Dept
Debra Karberg 
Delaney Miller       Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Denise Hawk     Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept.
DIANA Liesse     WIC
Diana Ocampo     Lieb School
Diana Scott       Peoria City/County Health Department
Diana Vasquez     Lee County Health Department
Diane Ciancanelli      PEL-CSN VVEC
Diane Chlebicki      Prairie Grove Jr. High
Diane Driver 
Diane Geraghty      St. Raymond
Dianne Shaw      Cultural Care Au Pair
Dolores Wheelhouse      St Louis School/ Montgomery County MRC Unit
Dorothy Gill 
Douglas Toepfer     FHN
Elizabeth Coonrod     Adams County Health Department
Elizabeth Wilson     Body Electric
Ellen Cruse     School District 54
Erin Plumb     Wood River-Hartford School District #15
Esperanza Estrada     Prairie State College
Eurydice Richardson     Prairie State College
Eva Tripplett      IIT
Evelyn Folks     Jo Daviess County Health Department
Frankie Malloy   MCHD
Gail Moran 
Geanabelle Chapp     Riverside Public School
Glenda Howard      Greene County Health Department
Gloria Barrera     Oak Lawn Community High School
Gregory Rosenberg     Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency
Guadalupe Gomez     WIC-DuPage  County Health Dept.
Gwyn Brown      East Coloma School
Holland Kotkiewicz     SIUE
Holly Stolp      Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic
Hope Dennis      University Of Illinois Extension - Crawford County
Ina Liko 
Inela Masic      Midwestern University
Irene Kempf      Hale School
Jacqueline Wambuguh     Waubonsee Community College
James Bertell       Swedish American Medical Center/Belvidere
Jamie Gibson       Indian Creek School District
Jane Butzler 
Jane Ferris      Healthfitness
Jane Serwa      Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Janelle Ruble      McDonough District Hospital
Janelle Sulaiman     Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Janet Bradle      Apostolic Christian Services
Janice Cluchey   District 211 Academy North
Janis Astle 
Jarrod Howard     Winchester EMS
Jason Wu      Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Jean Xoubi       Metropolitan Family Services
Jeanette Hogan 
Jeanne Duffy      Hollywood School
Jeannine McConnell      ECDEC PFA
Jeff Skelley      My Life Saver CPR
Jeffrey Voigt      A-TEC Ambulance
Jeiran Ghasemi     UIC-COP Rockford Apha
Jenn Cohen 
Jennifer Mahannah     St. Mary’s Hospital
Jennifer Wilke      Collinsville Unit 10
Jennifer Jones      Tactical Mixed Martial Arts
Jennifer Leclercq     Glen Oaks Hospital
Jennifer Lim      Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Jennifer Meyer     St Clair County
Jennifer Moats      Memorial Elementary School
Jennifer Musoiu      Birth to Three
Jennifer Roberts     Advocate Condell Medical Center
Jennifer Tebbe    Albert Cassens Elementary
Jerilyn Davis      Chicago Family Health Center
Jessa Leslie      Lurie Children’s
Jessica Bryant    Kroger
Jessica Gragert    Georgetown-Ridge Farm CUSD #4
Jessica Reyes 
Jill Kottmeier      Northwest Community Hospital
Jill Titsworth      SIUC Head Start
Jillian Grant      Glenbard North High School
Joab Irwin      Rock Valley College
Joan Beniacs      School District 54
Joan King        Drs. Bedingfield   &  Rosewell
Joan O’Malley      Five Star CPR And First Aid American Heart Association Training Site
Joanie Padilla      Ogle County Health Department
Joanna Mueller 
John Cabana       Downers Grove Pediatrics
John Decapp 
John Paul Youpel     Goebel Forming, LLC
Joi Heierling      Victory for Woman with Blood Disorders
Joni Rothblum   Harper College
Jordan Yeoman      Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Joseph Cangas    Illini Pediatrics
Josh Cackowski 
Jovontae Hasty      CDI  Headstart
Joy Ogden 
Juliana Morawski     Community Health Partnership of Illinois
Julie Grant 
Julie Kasap     Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF SFMC
Julie Konvalinka 
Julie Maffei      Androck Hardware Corp
Julie Meinhart      Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Julie Philyaw      The Women’s Pregnancy Center
Julie Samples      High Mount School
Julie Shander      Franciscan St. James Olympia Fields
Julie Tobiasz      Spring Grove Fire Protection District
Julie Zeiger      Monroe County Agriculture Literacy
Kaila Sawin      University Of St Francis
Kara Rosenkranz 
Karen Booker      ERBA Head Start
Karen Feiden      Presence Mercy Medical Center
Karen Fowler      Loyola Medical Center
Karen Torbeck      CCAR Industries
Karen Wooton Jamie     Mcgee Elementary School
Karlyn Ali 
Karol Herink      Fulton County Health Department
Karyene Friedenauer      Orangeville Elementary School
Kate Jennings       Northwest Community Hospital
Katelyn Fryman      Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kathie Hoffman      Arthur Schuman Midwest
Kathleen Kane 
Kathleen Geiger      Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Kathleen Keaty     CPS
Kathleen Kuzia    North Boone Elementary School
Kathryn Gregor      Lycee Francais de Chicago
Kathryn Miller      Natures Scholars Enrichment Center
Kathy Robinson      Western Trails School
Kathy Breen      Assisi Homes of Gurnee
Kathy Kohlstedt      The Center/FIND PI
Kathy Lee     Ogle County Health Department/WIC- FCM
Kathy Martin      Child Care Resource Service
Kathy Shepherd      Kids First Pediatric Partners
Kathy Swafford      Swafford Pediatrics
Katie Draper      Monsanto
Katie Durante 
Kayce Riordan      Saint Anthony Hospital
Kelly Cusick     Edgar Co. Public Health Department
Kelly Girard      Woodridge Public Library
Kelly Lammers   Quincy Junior High
Kelly Meyer      Southeast Elementary School
Kelly Miller      FCHD
Kelly Shiraki      McDonough District Hospital
Kelly Wasilewski     Rush Copley- Yorkville ED
Kenda Jones      Logan County Department of Public Health
Keri Personette      Hough Street School
Kerrie Samuelian 
Kevin Flaherty      Elmwood Park Fire Department
Kevin Pickar      Oak Lawn Bible Church
Kim Daniels      LaSalle County Easter Seal Center
Kim Kusch      Advocate Condell Medical Center
Kim Lindsey      Serena Hills School
Kim Poci      Montmorency School
Kim Spruell      Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept.
Kim Luz      St. John’s Hospital
Kimara Morrissey     St. Ambrose School
Kimberly Albright     Montgomery & Countryside FPD
Kimberly Readnour     Learning Through Love
Kiran Reniguntala     Madison Early Childhood Center
Kobe Rives      Roxana CUSD1
Kristin Tilton 
Kristy Abell      Southwest Pediatrics Ltd.
Kristy Luke 
Krystal Moore      Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Krystal Poindexter     Ingalls Hospital
Krystal Rivera      All About Kids Pediatrics
Krystle Vanderlaan     Prairie State College
Kumaravalie Richmond     Prairie State College
Laura Liphardt     St. Peter Lutheran School
Laura Maida      Metrosouth Medical Center
Laurie Allen      Franklin Williamson Bi County Health Department
Lawanda Bennett      Philip J Rock Center and School
Lawanda Covington      Senior Assist Inc
Leeann Chezem      Family Education and Support Services
Leiane Gailliart    Unity Point
Leslie Livett      Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
Linda Cress      Springfield Urban League
Linda Hildebrandt     Kankakee County Health Department
Linda Jandura      Caterpillar Inc- Medical Division
Linda Nguyen 
Linda Wessel      Trinity Retail Pharmacy
Lindsay Schmees 
Lisa Dyer      Swedish American Outpatient Pharmacy
Lisa Gwin       Breakthrough
Lisa King     Southern Seven Health Dept
Lisa Pintor      Brillant Beginnings Inc.
Lisa Walla      University of Illinois Hospital ED
Llnda Rogis      Fulton Elementary School
Lois Kording       Turner Junior High School
Lois Lewis     Schaumburg Christian School
Lola Harty      Jackson  County Health Dept.
Loni Banks 
Lora Fassler      Lee County Health Department
Lori Stover      North Elementary School
Lori Zielinski      Salem 4 Youth
Loy Rosen      Will County Health Department
Luann Ostrander     INCCRRA
Luis Rebolledo   Home Depot
Lynn Lapa      Progressive Housing, Inc
Makisha Binns    Kiddos Care
Marcia Mengarelli      Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Margaret Cohill      Washington Early Childhood Center
Margaret Simmons      Swedish Covenant Hospital
Marge Hoffmeister 
Mari Fenili 
Maria Bottorff 
Maria Ochoa      Carole Robertson Center
Maria Oquendo      Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center/Hispanocare
Mark Lockard      Wabash General Hospital
Marlaina Reel      Jefferson Elementary School
Marte Glass      Galesburg CUSD 205
Martina Thompson      Riverside ER
Mary Anne      Harper Saint Joseph Hospital
Mary Beth Long      Centerstone of Illinois Inc Early Headstart
Mary Curtin      Flossmoor School District 161
Mary Grimm 
Mary Hutchings      Grundy County Health Department
Mary Johnson      Vandalia Correctional Center
Mary Robinson     Evanston School District 65
Mary Rosendohl     Memorial Hospital
Mary Wanic      Elgin Police
Marya Roque      District 69
Maryann Suero     US Environmental Protection Agency
Matt Swaney      Normal Fire Department
Meg Egan Todd      Hall Elementary School
Megan Dwyer 
Meghan Allen      Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Meghan Dittman     Woodland Elementary
Melanie Davis      Head Start
Melissa Millewich      Mercy Hospital & Medical Center - Dept of Emergency Medicine
Melissa Nolan      Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
Melissa Siegmund     Cooperative Nursery School
Melissa Williams 
Melodie Havlick      Rush-Copley Medical Center,  Emergency Dept.
Melody Noon      KSB Hospital
Michael Allen 
Michael Lahart     St Louis Children’s Hospital
Michael Mandrell 
Michael Orze      Medical Express Ambulance Service
Michelle Smith 
Minerva Saltijeral     Apple A Day Pediatrics
Miranda Lange 
Miriam Ramirez      MacNeal Hospital
Monica Campbell     Meredoisa-Chambersburg School District #11
Monica Martin     Highland Middle School
Morgan Cannon 
Munhi Sohn      Lincolnwood  SD74
Nadine Appel     Whiteside County Regional Office of Education
Nancy Frederiksen      Trinity Medical Center
Nancy Koo     Chicago State University
Nancy Antonini      Lincoln-Way Special Education Cooperative
Nancy Murphy     Kane County Health Department
Nancy Muzzarelli     Shawnee Health Service
Nancy Worthy      Advocate Good Shepherd Immediate Care
Nancy Wright      Heartland Community Health Clinic
Natalia Torres    St. Mary’s and Elizabeth Hospital
Natasha Richmond      Kankakee Community College
Nicholas Nelson     Loyola University Medical Center
Nicole Biskup 
Nina Conner      Children’s Medical Group
Octavia Dunn      Chicago State University
Oksana Kucher    UIC College of Pharmacy
Oluabo Edogiawerie     
Pam Ferguson    Northwest Community Hospital
Pam Vandervinne     Whiteside County Health Dept.
Pamela Harmone    CUSD7
Pamela Miller      Early Childhood Center District 131
Patricia Cantella     Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Patricia Lillyman      KSB Hospital Pharmacy
Patricia Strzembosz      Southwest Medical Affiliates, PC
Patty Metzler      Carle Foundation Hospital
Paula Barnas      Margaret Mead Junior High School
Paula Kaye      School Of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity
Paula Rohrs      Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District
Pediatric Health Partners, S.C. Doctor's Office
Penny Lentz      Safe Kids Winnebago Coalition / Swedish American EMS
Phylicia Malone     Grundy County Health Dept.
Phyllis Wood      Egyptian Health Department
Rachael Godinez Wallace     Erie Family Health Center
Rachel Bailey      St John Lutheran
Rachel Cleveland     Lincoln Elementary School
Rachel Smeltz 
Rebecca Dove      Shelby County Health Department
Rebecca Kraus      Prairie State College
Rebecca Shipley      Jersey County Health Department
Regina Thoele 
Renee Riggio      Benson Primary School
Renee Spangenberg      Decatur Memorial Hospital
Rhonda Miller      CGH Medical Center
Rina Patel     University of Illinois at Chicago
Robin Gruia 
Robin Milton      Health Consortium of Illinois
Robin Newcomb     Massac Memorial Hospital
Rocio Delatorre      Alivio Medical Center
Ronna Ellwing      Special Education District of Lake County
Rosemary Ciccione     Avery Coonley School
Ruchita Goyani    Chicago State University
Russ Wood      Glenside Fire Protection District
Ruth Siebers      Irving Alternative School
Saba Khalid      Hiba Pediatrics
Samantha Grant     Community Alternatives Unlimited
Samantha Phillips 
Sandi Lee Kelly     Elgin Police Department
Sandy Peters     The Center For Family Medicine
Sandy Teichmann     Calhoun County Health Department
Sarah Spraker      Concordia Place
Semaj Tripp      Chicago Family Health Center
Shari Schweppe-Streiler      Children's Home + Aid
Sharon Dow 
Sharonda Johnson
Shawnna Brantley     Gibson Area Hospital
Shay Drummond      Adams County Health Department
Sheila Benz     Berrian Elementary School
Sheila Brocksieck     Quincy Medical Group
Sheila Segall 
Shelia Mcelfresh     Quincy Public Schools District #172
Shelly Jung     Adams County Health Dept
Sherri Uplinger     DHS
Sherri Verdun    Bethalto CUSA 8
Siok Kim Lim 
Socorro Mendoza     Jewish Child and Family Services
Somer Hollaway 
Sophie Rebert    Mclean County Health Department
Stacey Bear      Lycee Francais de Chicago
Stacey Black     Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services
Stacey Olson      Shorewood Pediatrics
Stephanie Bell      Martin Randolph County Health Department
Stephanie Klavohn      Edward Hospital
Stephanie Stichter   Whiteside County Community Health Center
Stephen Benefiel      Pearman Pharmacy
Steven Bowers      Memorial Physician Services-Koke Mill
Steven Rhodes 
Sue Laughlin      Community Memorial Hospital
Sue Szumski      Morris Hospital
Susan Bagdade      Mt. Sinai Hospital
Susan Hodgkinson     Special Education District of Lake County
Susan Prosser      Morgan County Health Department
Susan Sweinberg     Cary School District 26
Susan Thomas     Logan Street Daycare & Preschool
Susan Wallenberg     DuPage Pediatrics Ltd
Susan Woelfel    Alton Memorial
Sviatlana Ferri      UIC College of Pharmacy
Tabitha Huey 
Tanya Chose      Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Tanya Macko      Glendale Heights Police Department
Tara Lorenzi      Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Taylor Post      Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Teresa Brusnighan     Sangamon  County Dept of Public Health
Teresa Castonguay     Iroquois Co. Public Health Department
Teresa Schwalb      St. Clair County Health Department
Teresa Thomas 
Terese Mittler      Metro Infectious Disease Consultants
Terri Segredo      Palos School District 118
Terry Hixson      Lincoln Douglas
Terry Hungate      Shawnee Christian Nursing Center
Theresa Miller 
Theresa Gaudio 
Theresa Hennigan     Arlington Heights School District 25
Tia Smith     SAH Hospital - L&D
Tom Cimbalista      La Grange Police Department
Tonya Jackson     Prairie State College
Tori Ellis     Tori's Day Care
Tracy Funke      Evangelical School for the Young Years
Triena Dietrich      Safe Kids
Tytina Sanders-Bey      Healthcare Consortium of Illinois
Valerie Sye-Haritos 
Vanessa Scheidt     St. James Hospital
Vicki Misloski      DCFS
Virginia Colletti 
Wendy Davis 
Zainab Bilfaqi      Midwestern University- Apha Poison Prevention


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