Rose Medical Center September 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Rose Medical Center
Julie Hogan, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs
Office: 303.320.2694; Mobile: 303.408.8039
Julie.Hogan@HealthONEcares.com  

Rose Medical Center Recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month 

Denver, Sept. 10, 2018—Rose Medical Center is acknowledging September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States – more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.

Sepsis is the body’s response to infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Most often, sepsis begins outside the hospital, but it is the job of hospitals and their providers to quickly diagnose this dangerous condition and treat the patient accordingly. 

Nearly 23,000 Coloradans were diagnosed with sepsis in 2017, and it continues to be a crucial health condition that Rose is working to diagnose quickly and treat. 

Rose is working diligently to address sepsis in our community by ensuring our staff recognize and treat signs of sepsis quickly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released publicly available hospital-specific data for percentage of patients who received appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock. Rose Medical Center received a 66%, while the Colorado average is 55% and the national average is 49%! In addition, Rose was ranked #6 of all HCA hospitals nationwide on the HCA clinical scorecard, which tracks metrics such as sepsis care.

For sepsis awareness month, Rose encourages the community to remember the signs of sepsis:

Shivering, fever or very cold

E Extreme pain or general discomfort

P Pale or discolored skin

S Sleeping, difficult to rouse, confused

I “I feel like I might die”

S Short of breath 

For more information, visit http://www.sepsis.org.

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver’s "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at RoseMed.com.