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Sepsis Certification

North Suburban is the First Hospital in the State of Colorado to Received Sepsis Certification

North Suburban is proud to be the First Hospital in the State of Colorado to Receive Sepsis Certification from The Joint Commission.

The hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review of its program in October of 2016 and received The Joint Commission’s Goal Seal of Approval shortly thereafter, which reflects North Suburban’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Prior to certification, North Suburban had been focusing heavily on strengthening its sepsis program over a three year period.

North Suburban is proud to be doing its part to provider a safer patient experience through our certified sepsis program.

Updated processes and standards of care in North Suburban’s sepsis program has resulted in earlier and more accurate sepsis diagnosis and treatment, which greatly impacts patients overall quality of life. Patients that are diagnosed with sepsis early on have lower risk of long-term organ damage or failure, better chances of a faster recovery and there is a greater possibility that the patient will be able to return home instead of needing the help of an assisted living facility.  

Sepsis is defined as the human body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection and, according to the Sepsis Alliance, more than 258,000 Americans die every year due to sepsis.