Sepsis Consortium

The Kentucky Sepsis Consortium is working with hospitals statewide to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by sepsis. Kentucky hospitals are working together toward standardization of early detection and timely treatment of sepsis through engagement in development of multi-disciplinary teams to embrace collaborative learning in order to achieve appropriate, timely and reliable implementation of evidence based interventions.

Sepsis Certified Hospitals

Map of Kentucky highlighting sepsis certified hospitals

Baptist Health Louisville

Baptist Health Paducah

CHI Saint Joseph Health – Saint Joseph East

Kindred Hospital Louisville

Meadowview Regional Medical Center

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital

The Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Journey

2012: The Early Days

KHA logo

Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) begins
actively assisting hospitals with sepsis work through education, data collection and reporting, quality improvement groups, and individual coaching.

2019: Sepsis Advocacy

Work began to create a statewide consortium of hospitals as a result of a sepsis survivor, Darrell Raikes, reaching out to his senator, Jimmy Higdon, to seek legislation to require certain activities with inspections and penalties attached.

2020: Consortium Established

KHA offered to create an improvement collaborative in lieu of proposed regulations. The Kentucky Sepsis Consortium was officially created on June 15.

Hospitals Join

There are 94 participating hospitals in the Consortium – 100% of Kentucky hospitals with an emergency department plus one additional facility

Where We Stand Today

KHA provides assistance and support with: screening tools, treatment protocols, interprofessional education, process & outcome metric collection, best practice processes, coaching, and data reports for assessing progress and benchmarking.