Bill Gossman Joins Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors
April 10th, 2019
Healthcare executive and entrepreneur, Bill Gossman, joins the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors to help save lives from sepsis – the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
San Diego, Calif, April 10, 2019 – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization, is pleased to announce that Bill Gossman, the Chief Executive Officer of HealthTap, has joined its Board of Directors. Gossman’s personal experience surviving sepsis inspired him to join the Sepsis Alliance Board in its mission to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis – the body’s life-threatening response to an infection that takes a life every two minutes.
Gossman, who developed sepsis as a result of an appendectomy, is an experienced entrepreneur and executive. He founded and led multiple companies spanning enterprise software, mobile networking, and digital media. With his professional experience, Gossman hopes to connect Sepsis Alliance to the Silicon Valley tech community to help forward sepsis innovation.
“We are excited to have Bill join our board,” said Steve Maupin, Sepsis Alliance Board Chair. “As a sepsis survivor, Bill will provide us with a patient perspective as we work towards saving lives and reducing suffering from sepsis.”
Gossman received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He currently holds 14 patents.
In the United States, sepsis affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives every year. More than 75,000 children develop severe sepsis annually in the United States and 6,800 of these children die, more than from pediatric cancers. This deadly condition is also the number one cost of hospitalization in the nation, consuming more than $27 billion each year. To learn more about sepsis and how you can help save lives, please visit www.sepsis.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. In 2018, Sepsis Alliance created the award-winning national campaign, It’s About T.I.M.E.TM, to educate the public about the signs and symptoms of sepsis and to highlight the urgent need to seek treatment when symptoms are recognized. 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 2007, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 65%. 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.