Hospitals participating in a New Jersey Hospital Association Sepsis Learning and Action Collaborative reduced severe sepsis mortality by 11% over 12 months, saving an estimated 400 lives, according to a report released this week by the New Jersey Hospital Association. Member hospitals voluntarily reported sepsis data to NJHA and participated in peer-to-peer learning through webinars, in-person sessions and expert presentations. They also adopted standardized screening tools and treatments for sepsis in their facilities. The collaborative ultimately seeks to reduce severe sepsis mortality in the state by 20%. “Our members have worked incredibly hard to make these changes, and it is so rewarding to see these positive results,” said Aline Holmes, senior vice president of clinical affairs at NJHA.