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  • September 28, 2017

Sepsis Alliance Names Children's Hospital Association a 2017 Sepsis Hero

Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero logoThe Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), together with its membership, has been selected as a 2017 Sepsis Hero. Presented by Sepsis Alliance, a leading patient advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness of sepsis, the honor recognized CHA’s leadership in improving outcomes for pediatric sepsis through efforts such as its innovative Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) collaborative that implements diagnostic and treatment protocols to reduce sepsis deaths and hospital-onset sepsis by 75 percent by 2020. The award was presented at the Sepsis Heroes gala in New York City on Sept. 14, 2017.

“We are proud to select the Children’s Hospital Association and its members as 2017 Sepsis Heroes for their tireless and important work to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis among child patients,” said Thomas Heymann, executive director, Sepsis Alliance. “Their effort to spread evidence-based practices across multiple care settings within children’s hospitals seems like a Herculean endeavor, but in reality it exemplifies the belief that sepsis is treatable and deaths are preventable when applying quality improvement and collaboration.”


Matthew Niedner, MD; Charles Macias, MD, MPH; Wendi Redfern, MSN; and Beth Wathen, MSN PNP.
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“On behalf of the many men and women at children’s hospitals that are committed to fighting sepsis nationwide, we are deeply humbled to be recognized as a Sepsis Hero,” said Richard Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, “While our work is just beginning with the IPSO collaborative, this award validates the effort that we have undertaken collectively as pediatric health care professional and reinforces our faith that we will succeed in significantly reducing the number of deaths and health dollars spent on treating sepsis in children.”

Sepsis Heroes celebrates individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the public and health care professionals. The honor was presented at a ceremony held during Sepsis Awareness Month, founded in 2011 by Sepsis Alliance.

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Hospitals participating in the IPSO collaborative

  • Advocate Children's Hospital ‐ Oak Lawn/Park Ridge, IL
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, IL
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, FL
  • Boston Children's Hospital, MA
  • Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas, TX
  • Children's Hospital Colorado, CO
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PA
  • Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VA
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota ‐ Minneapolis, MN
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, TX
  • Children's Mercy Kansas City, MO
  • Children's National Medical Center, DC
  • Children's of Alabama, AL
  • CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center, NY
  • Cone Health Children's Services, NC
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center, CT
  • Cook Children's Medical Center, TX
  • El Paso Children's Hospital, TX
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital at Rhode Island Hospital, RI
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, MI
  • Hoops Family Children's Hospital, WV
  • Levine Children's Hospital, NC
  • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, CA
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center, MN
  • Mercy Children's Hospital and Clinics at Mercy Medical Center, IA
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH
  • Nemours Children's Hospital, FL
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, DE
  • North Carolina Children's Hospital, NC
  • NYU Langone Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, NY
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, AZ
  • Primary Children's Hospital, UT
  • Seattle Children's, WA
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, TN
  • Texas Children's Hospital, TX
  • The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, OK
  • The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, OK
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • The Goryeb Children's Hospital, NJ
  • University of Maryland Children's Hospital, MD
  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, MI
  • Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, NY
  • Valley Children's Hospital, CA
  • Yale‐New Haven Children's Hospital, CT

 

  • Advocate Children's Hospital ‐ Oak Lawn/Park Ridge, IL
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, IL
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, FL
  • Boston Children's Hospital, MA
  • Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas, TX
  • Children's Hospital Colorado, CO
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PA
  • Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VA
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota ‐ Minneapolis, MN
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, TX
  • Children's Mercy Kansas City, MO
  • Children's National Medical Center, DC
  • Children's of Alabama, AL
  • CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center, NY
  • Cone Health Children's Services, NC
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center, CT
  • Cook Children's Medical Center, TX
  • El Paso Children's Hospital, TX
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital at Rhode Island Hospital, RI
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, MI
  • Hoops Family Children's Hospital, WV
  • Levine Children's Hospital, NC
  • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, CA
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center, MN
  • Mercy Children's Hospital and Clinics at Mercy Medical Center, IA
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH
  • Nemours Children's Hospital, FL
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, DE
  • North Carolina Children's Hospital, NC
  • NYU Langone Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, NY
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, AZ
  • Primary Children's Hospital, UT
  • Seattle Children's, WA
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, TN
  • Texas Children's Hospital, TX
  • The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, OK
  • The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, OK
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • The Goryeb Children's Hospital, NJ
  • University of Maryland Children's Hospital, MD
  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, MI
  • Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, NY
  • Valley Children's Hospital, CA
  • Yale‐New Haven Children's Hospital, CT
  • Advocate Children's Hospital ‐ Oak Lawn/Park Ridge, IL
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, IL
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, FL
  • Boston Children's Hospital, MA
  • Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas, TX
  • Children's Hospital Colorado, CO
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PA
  • Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VA
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, WI
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota ‐ Minneapolis, MN
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, TX
  • Children's Mercy Kansas City, MO
  • Children's National Medical Center, DC
  • Children's of Alabama, AL
  • CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County, CA
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center, NY
  • Cone Health Children's Services, NC
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center, CT
  • Cook Children's Medical Center, TX
  • El Paso Children's Hospital, TX
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital at Rhode Island Hospital, RI
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, MI
  • Hoops Family Children's Hospital, WV
  • Levine Children's Hospital, NC
  • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, CA
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center, MN
  • Mercy Children's Hospital and Clinics at Mercy Medical Center, IA
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH
  • Nemours Children's Hospital, FL
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, DE
  • North Carolina Children's Hospital, NC
  • NYU Langone Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, NY
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, AZ
  • Primary Children's Hospital, UT
  • Seattle Children's, WA
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, TN
  • Texas Children's Hospital, TX
  • The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, OK
  • The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, OK
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • The Goryeb Children's Hospital, NJ
  • University of Maryland Children's Hospital, MD
  • University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, MI
  • Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, NY
  • Valley Children's Hospital, CA
  • Yale‐New Haven Children's Hospital, CT