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Peoria County Coroner's Office 101

Event Type
UICOMP Department of OB/GYN
700 Auditorium
Apr 9, 2020   8:00 - 9:00 am  
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood will present Coroner's Office 101. Objectives include:

1.Understand the daily operations of the Coroner’s Office
2.Understand the investigative process (Coroner’s case -vs- Medical death), and your role as the provider with the role of the Coroner
3.Understand the reality of mortality in Peoria County

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience.  Jamie graduated from Methodist School of Nursing in 1997 with a Diploma in Nursing, and in 2015, graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  While studying at Penn State, Jamie completed course work in Forensic Nursing, and Certified as a Forensic Nurse in 2016.  He has spent most of his nursing career in Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Critical Care.  Jamie is currently one of 10 Registered Nurses in Illinois who is also an elected Coroner.

Jamie is currently the 2nd  Vice President of the Illinois Coroner and Medical Examiners Board.  He is a stakeholder for the Peoria Recovery Project for overdose prevention and survivor support; he is the Chairperson of the Tri-County Death Review Board, investigating deaths related to victims of abuse or neglect; he is an active Committeeman for the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a group that supports research in the investigation of all violent deaths.

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