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Innovation Spotlight—Putnam Hospital Center Shrinks Sepsis Mortality

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. The chance of sepsis mortality increases 8% for every hour that treatment is delayed, but sepsis deaths are preventable with rapid diagnosis and treatment. Aiming to shrink sepsis mortality, a multidisciplinary team at Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) initiated best practices and interventions focusing on education, early recognition, and prompt intervention. To learn more this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  

Published August 10, 2018