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OHA SOS Hospitals

All OHA member hospitals are invited to participate in the OHA statewide sepsis initiative.

OHA launched the initial phase of this early recognition/early intervention campaign with frontline hospital teams in late 2015.


Benefits of participation

  • Collaboration with OHA's clinical leadership
  • Hospital-specific gap analyses and action plans
  • Monthly education calls and webinars
  • Access to online tools and resources
  • Shared insight to best practices and evidenced-based research

What's expected?

  • Formation of a multidisciplinary team with team leader
  • Submission of monthly outcome and process measures
  • Participation in outreach activities
  • Sharing effective practices
  • Collaboration with other participating hospitals

Request to Participate

To participate in the OHA Sepsis initiative, hospitals must complete the Letter of Commitment and submit it to Rosalie Weakland at


Resources for Participating Hospitals


Signs of Sepsis

Recognizing the signs of sepsis is the first step to promoting early identification of sepsis.

3-Hour Bundle

Sepsis is a medical emergency. For patients who present at the hospital with severe sepsis, early intervention is critical for survival.

Promoting the 3-hour Bundle is the core of OHA’s clinical sepsis improvement efforts. This refers to an evidence-based process of care that must be completed within 3 hours from when a patient first presents with severe sepsis.

Physician Champion


Jim O'Brien, MD
Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors Chair

OHA is honored to have James O'Brien, MD, MS, serve as a physician champion to help guide our statewide sepsis initiative. Dr. O’Brien is chair of the national Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. O’Brien has authored papers on a wide variety of topics involving critically ill adults, including those with sepsis. He has been a participating investigator in a number of studies of critically ill patients, including novel therapeutics for sepsis. He has co-authored the guidelines for management of septic patients and has led initiatives to improve care delivery, including more timely antibiotic administration.



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