IPRO Presents Quality Award to HCA for Sepsis Initiative

HCA Sepsis Effort, QI Work Commended with Major Award 

The Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) and home care’s work to advance quality health care — particularly in the area of sepsis prevention — was commended with a statewide quality award by IPRO, the Quality Improvement Organization federal, state and industry contractor.

The award was presented to HCA Executive Vice President Al Cardillo at IPRO’s statewide annual conference by IPRO CEO Theodore Will and Dennis Wagner, the Director of Innovations and Quality at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Specifically highlighted were HCA’s efforts and accomplishments in sepsis innovation, screening and intervention through the HCA-developed sepsis tool, a team effort in partnership with IPRO, Sepsis Alliance, the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention, HCA member and workgroup clinician leader Amy Bowerman, government officials, sepsis survivors and providers. Our work is also supported with a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

HCA is grateful for the expertise and partnership of IPRO, which works with the HCA team, members and committees in so much of our proactive work on quality and program development.

Photo Caption: Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) Executive Vice President Al Cardillo received a Quality Award from IPRO, the state’s Quality Improvement Organization and a partner on HCA’s Stop Sepsis at Home initiative. The award is for “Ongoing Commitment to Educating Home Health Professionals and the Public About Sepsis.” Above, Mr. Cardillo receives the award from IPRO CEO Theodore Will, MPA, FACHE (left) and Dennis Wagner, MPA, director of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Improvement and Innovation Group.

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