The Ohio Hospital Association yesterday launched OHA SOS, a community partner campaign to increase early recognition and intervention for sepsis, a life-threatening complication of infection that begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80% of patients. “Our nationally recognized efforts for patient safety and quality programs have benefited many Ohioans, and we are eager to work with community organizations to promote SOS – the Signs of Sepsis – to drive early detection and early intervention to improve the outcomes for tens of thousands of Ohioans,” said OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams. Health care providers are key to preventing, recognizing and rapidly treating sepsis, since seven in 10 patients who develop sepsis recently interacted with a health care provider or are likely to due to a chronic condition, according to a recent Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC recently highlighted OHA’s sepsis program during a webinar.