The MHA Keystone: Sepsis collaborative launched in 2010. The collaborative focused on improving awareness, identification and treatment of sepsis in hospitals by centering on the evidence-based model of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) sepsis bundles. This included implementation of the three-hour bundle, supporting hospitals to implement evidence-based practices, assisting with CMS bundle compliance processes, seeking areas for specific quality improvement and focusing on customer service based needs of the hospitals. In Sept. 2016 collaborative work moved under the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).
In 2016, Sepsis Alliance, the first name in sepsis awareness, partnered with the MHA Keystone Center to launch a statewide sepsis awareness campaign in Michigan. Through the Michigan Sepsis Challenge Series, the organizations worked with Michigan hospitals, nurses and a variety of medical professionals to host “Stomp Out Sepsis” 5K walks, runs and other sponsored events across the state. With a goal to raise awareness of sepsis within the community, unite medical professionals and raise funds for sepsis awareness programs the campaign raised over $23,000.