Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Supports Sepsis Coordinator Network


December 3rd, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Joins with Sepsis Alliance to Help Improve Sepsis Patient Outcomes

Brea, Calif. — (Dec. 3, 2018) — Beckman Coulter, a global leader in the clinical diagnostics industry, today announced it is joining forces with Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, to support the Sepsis Coordinator Network. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening reaction to infection and the leading cause of death in hospitals in the United States, taking a life every two minutes. As the first of its kind, online, peer-to-peer association for healthcare professionals, the Sepsis Coordinator Network is committed to helping save lives by improving patient outcomes.

“Delayed treatment of sepsis can cause cardiovascular collapse, tissue damage, organ failure and, ultimately, death,” said Peter Soltani, Ph.D., senior vice president and general manager of Beckman Coulter’s hematology business. “The availability of timely, accurate detection solutions is critical to stopping the progression of this deadly condition. Having recently launched our Early Sepsis Indicator, we are happy to join the Sepsis Coordinator Network in the fight against this life-threatening disease.”

“Beckman Coulter is dedicated to helping improve sepsis patient outcomes by developing a portfolio of tools to help move the industry forward in terms of early detection and treatment options,” said John Blackwood, senior vice president, Beckman Coulter. “We are proud to partner with Sepsis Alliance and to sponsor the Sepsis Coordinator Network because they share in this important mission by helping provide healthcare professionals with access to the tools and resources they need to identify the disease and shorten time to treatment.”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network provides its members with evidence-based, best-practice resources and guidance to identify and treat sepsis. Since its launch on May 22, 2018, the network has grown to include more than 1,300 healthcare professionals from over 1,000 hospitals in all 50 states, covering more than 390,000 hospital beds.

“The Sepsis Coordinator Network’s rapid membership growth is truly impressive and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of companies like Beckman Coulter,” said Thomas Heymann, president and executive director of Sepsis Alliance. “Every new member of the Sepsis Coordinator Network represents an additional health provider who is committed to improving sepsis care in their facility and for their patients.”

The Sepsis Coordinator Network is led by experts in the field of nursing with critical experience in caring for sepsis patients. A complementary team of healthcare professionals from across the continuum of care serve as clinical advisors in specialized areas. They include physicians, pharmacists and mental health specialists, among others.

For more information about Beckman Coulter’s sepsis detection tools or the Sepsis Coordinator Network, please visit www.beckmancoulter.com or www.SepsisCoordinatorNetwork.org.

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. The organization was founded in 2007 by Carl Flatley, D.D.S., M.S.D., whose daughter Erin unnecessarily died of sepsis when she was 23 years old. 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. Sepsis Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a GuideStar Gold Rated Charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.

About Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics helps healthcare and laboratory professionals provide better patient care by delivering the accurate diagnostic information they need, when they need it. With a rich 80-year history, Beckman Coulter is a partner of choice for healthcare organizations. Our scalable instruments, comprehensive diagnostic tests and business management services are trusted by hospitals, laboratories and other critical care settings around the world. We share in our customers’ mission toward continuous improvement and quality patient care because we believe when efficiency and clinical outcomes are improved, patients benefit and we can move healthcare forward for every person.

Contacts:

Roslyn Whitehurst

Beckman Coulter Public Relations

714-961-4391 > rwhitehurst@beckman.com

Angelica Estrada

Sepsis Alliance

619-232-0300 > aestrada@sepsis.org

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