North Suburban Medical Center is the very first hospital in the State of Colorado to receive certification from The Joint Commission for its sepsis program after undergoing a rigorous on-site review in October 2016. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects North Suburban’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. North Suburban has been focusing heavily on sepsis diagnosis, processes and standards of care over the course of the past three years due to the hugely positive impact that early sepsis diagnosis in patients can have on overall health outcomes and quality of life.
Gaby McCormick, the VP of Quality, Risk and Infection Control at North Suburban Medical Center shared what impact the program had just last year, saying, “In 2015, the mortality rate in our patients that were diagnosed with sepsis went down more than 23%, meaning 20 additional patients survived last year thanks to our sepsis improvement efforts.”
North Suburban Medical Center’s CEO, Jennifer Alderfer, pointed to how the positive change contributed to the hospital’s impact, adding, “Our mission is ‘Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life,’ and our focus on initiatives such as our sepsis program are proving that we are dedicated to just that.”