LA Times: CA Sees Deadly Rise in Sepsis Cases

On September 13th–World Sepsis Day–the END SEPSIS 2023 National Forum on Sepsis was held in Washington DC. It was a phenomenal success! The event was live streamed globally, reaching viewers in more than 35 countries. Here’s the event recap. Leading figures in sepsis, including policymakers, clinicians, scholars, hospital executives, private sector innovators, journalists and patient […]

November 25, 2023» Read more
Tara Cirella holding legislation with Gianna Cirella's face

Six years ago today, the world lost Gianna Cirella. She was 16 years old and she lost her life to sepsis. You can read Gianna’s story here. Through their grief and anguish, Gianna’s parents, Tara and Stanley “Skip” Cirella, vowed to make a difference and to ensure that no other child would die a needless death […]

November 1, 2023» Read more

On April 01, 2012, our lives changed forever. The door of the waiting room opened at the New York hospital where we had taken our son three evenings before. The doctor who had been at Rory’s bedside for those three long days and nights told us that he was sorry, but Rory was dead. There […]

August 25, 2023» Read more
CDC Director Talks about Sepsis

In her first major initiative rollout as the Director of the CDC, Dr. Mandy Cohen released the CDC’s  Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements today. These guidelines offer a detailed roadmap for hospitals to follow to reduce deaths from sepsis in their facilities. We have been working tirelessly for 10 years in honor of Rory, to […]

August 24, 2023» Read more
Hospital IV drip

  On August 1st, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle, known as SEP-1, would officially be adopted into its Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program, starting in 2024. The SEP-1 measure, introduced by CMS in 2015, consists of a bundle of evidence-based interventions that […]

August 17, 2023» Read more