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Sepsis Alliance Welcomes Dr. Cindy Hou to the Board of Directors

December 21, 2020

Jefferson Health –  New Jersey Infection Control Officer, Dr. Cindy Hou, joins the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors

Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, is pleased to announce that Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA has joined the Board of Directors. Dr. Hou originally joined the Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board in 2019 and has been heavily involved in provider education and training initiatives, including serving as the moderator for the inaugural Sepsis Alliance Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAI) Mini-Summit in December 2020.

Dr. Hou is the Infection Control Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey and is an infectious diseases specialist with Jefferson Health Infectious Diseases. Locally, she is a physician lead for the hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Infection Control Committee, Infection Prevention Task Force, and Sepsis on the Floors Task Force.

“The Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors will benefit greatly from her expertise and commitment to educating patients and providers, promoting anti-microbial stewardship, and supporting health care equity as we navigate beyond this pandemic,” said Karin Molander, Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors Chairwoman.

Jefferson Health – New Jersey, previously known as Kennedy Health, was nationally recognized by Sepsis Alliance as a Sepsis Hero in 2016. Dr. Cindy Hou was part of the team that accepted the award for their work establishing an extensive community-hospital based program that reduced mortality from sepsis.

“I am thrilled to be working with the Sepsis Alliance on a national basis to improve awareness, potentially prevent sepsis, and to save lives,” said Dr. Hou.

In the United States, sepsis affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives each year. Almost 60% of sepsis survivors experience worsened mental and/or physical function. Every year, more children in the United States die of sepsis (6,800) than of pediatric cancers. To learn more about sepsis and how you can help save lives, please visit www.sepsis.org

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About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Since 2003, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 71%. Sepsis Alliance is a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.