Sepsis Heroes
An Evening Celebrating Champions of Sepsis Awareness

Join us on September 18, 2014!

Sepsis Alliance is hosting its 3rd annual Celebration of Sepsis Heroes on September 18, 2014. We received a record-breaking number of nominations this year from people who wanted to recognize healthcare workers, friends, family members, and facilities. This year, we are honoring two individuals and two organizations. Click here for event details.


  • Every Mother Counts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
  • Intermountain Healthcare, a healthcare system that developed a sepsis checklist for providers, which cut sepsis mortality rates.
  • Jeff and Helene Zehnder, the couple behind the creation of the Raleigh, NC, Step On Sepsis Inaugural 5K Road Race & Walk, which was held this past March. Helene is also a nurse.
  • Laura Messineo, a nurse who is a driving force for sepsis education in her health system. Aside from working to improve sepsis care, Laura has traveled to Washington, DC, to advocate for better sepsis awareness.


Sepsis Heroes Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Celebration of Sepsis Heroes is Paul Levy, former President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Mass., and an advocate for patient-driven care and elimination of preventable harm.

Mr. Levy publishes the blog Not Running a Hospital, where he discusses various healthcare and medical issues. He began this blog seven years ago, when he was one of very few hospital CEOs to share thoughts publicly about hospitals, medicine, and health care issues.


Musical Guest

Sepsis Alliance is pleased to announce that a special musical guest, Daniel Emmet, will perform at the 2014 Celebration of Sepsis Heroes. Daniel will perform two songs for the event’s guests, including one original piece written for Sepsis Alliance.


Celebration of Sepsis Heroes Sponsors

An event like the Sepsis Heroes celebration could not be held without the generous support of our sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Johnson & Johnson Ortho Diagnostics, Medical Simulation, Spike Out Sepsis, Arena NYC, Wolters Kluwer Health, and Presence Health. 

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? There are several levels of sponsorship to fit various budgets. If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor, please call us at (619) 232-0300. 


Get Your Tickets Now!

Whether you live in the New York City area or you have been planning on visiting and need a good excuse to go, why not join us and help us celebrate this year’s Sepsis Heroes? You can buy a general admission or VIP ticket. If you can’t attend but would like to help, you can purchase a virtual ticket. The virtual tickets are donations of your choosing and go directly to Sepsis Alliance.


Last Year’s Event – Video

Are you curious to see what happened during last year’s Celebration of Sepsis Heroes? We can help you there. Click here to access the Sepsis Alliance video library, where you can find a video of the evening’s event, as well as others from Sepsis Alliance. You can also see photos of the event on our Facebook page.