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All-Sector Sepsis Summit: A Statewide Call to Action

October 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Who Should Attend: Hospitals, home care agencies, physicians/physician practices, nurse practitioners, EMS, health plans, nursing homes, ID/DD providers, local aging network services agencies, and other partners.



Statewide Call to Action

Public policies for hospitals (NY’s Rory Staunton Regulations) have led in addressing sepsis in NY. Rising along with hospitals is NY’s home care sector which is implementing a first‐in‐the‐nation tool for sepsis intervention through the home health system. EMS is being guided by a statewide sepsis collaborative protocol. While sectors are working individually on these interventions and best practices, effective sepsis response necessitates that all system sectors work together, quickly, efficiently, fully informed and synchronized to mitigate the deadly risk of sepsis.

This summit is designed to be a catalyst for critical dialogue on the sepsis medical emergency, and on the urgency for collaboration, the identification of gaps, recommendations for response and foundation for best practices by and across all sectors. The vision is to elevate and combine our individual sector efforts toward achieving the most synchronized, timely and seamless response to sepsis possible by the continuum.


Sepsis: A Medical Emergency for the Public and the Health System
Dr. Howard Zucker, MD, MPH, NYS Commissioner of Health (Invited)
Ciaran Staunton, CoFounder, Rory Staunton Foundation
Carl Flatley, DDS, MSD, Founder, Sepsis Alliance & Thomas Heymann, Executive Director
Greg Olsen, Acting Director, NYS Office for the Aging

Clinical Insights on Sepsis Prevention & Mitigation across the Continuum
Dr. Martin Doerfler, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health
Dr. Alan Sanders, Chief, Department of Medicine, St. Peter’s Hospital

Innovations and Practices on the NYS Landscape: What’s Happening? Where?
Lynette Mancuso, MS, RN, CPHQ, Project Manager, NYS Partnership for Patients
Al Cardillo, LMSW, Executive Vice President, HCA & Amy Bowerman, RN,
Executive Director, Senior Net Health, Director of Quality Improvement,
Mohawk Valley Health SystemHome Care
Lester Freemantle, EMTP, UNYAN & Brenda M. Morrissey, MS, EMTP, CIC, NCEE, Officer, NYSVARA
Eve Bankert, MT, ASCP, Sr. Quality Improvement Specialist, IPRO
Orlaith Staunton, CoFounder, Rory Staunton Foundation
Thomas Heymann, Executive Director, Sepsis Alliance

Insights into Quality — What Does the Data Say?
Dr. Marcus Friedrich, MD, Medical Director, NYS Department of Health
Anne Schettine, Director, Office of Quality and Patient Safety,NYS Department of Health
Sara Butterfield, RN, Senior Director for Quality Improvement, IPRO

Creating a Continuum Response to Sepsis: Collaborating across Sectors
Moderator: Sara Butterfield, RN, Senior Director for Quality Improvement, IPRO
Panelists: TBA
Brenda M. Morrissey, MS, EMTP, CIC, NCEE, Officer, NYSVARA
Amit Uppal, MD, Director MICU, Associate Chief of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital

Effective Clinical Pathways and Health/Life Recovery Care for Sepsis Survivors
Panelists: TBA

Closing Remarks: Recommendations and Next Steps



October 3, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


HCA, HANYS, IPRO and cosponsors


Albany Hilton Hotel
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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