CMHS is Saving Lives Thanks to Specialized Training and Education

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“We are extremely proud that our success with sepsis is much, much better than
the national average.”
– Cindy DeMotte

CMHS Vice President of Quality


Quality healthcare in the 21st Century, more than ever before, requires a
multi-disciplinary approach to achieve the best outcomes for patients. A noteworthy example of Community Memorial Health System’s successful “Commitment to Caring” through this team effort is the recent strides made battling sepsis.

Sepsis is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when natural chemicals released in a person’s bloodstream to fight an infection actually trigger inflammation throughout the body and cause complications. This can lead to a cascade of serious health events, including damage to organs and even failure.

Each year sepsis strikes an estimated 750,000 people nationally. Furthermore, sepsis is the leading cause of death for non-cardiac, critically ill patients in hospitals in the United States.


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