Englewood Community Hospital will be hosting a Panel Discussion Lunch & Learn for Sepsis Awareness Month on Friday, September 16th at 11:00 am. The program will be held in the Suncoast Auditorium.

Each year, severe sepsis strikes an estimated 750,000 people in the United States alone.

Do you know what sepsis is? Sepsis is the body's response to infection. Normally the body's own defense system fights infection, however in severe sepsis, the body's normal reaction goes into overdrive setting off a cascade of events that can lead to widespread inflammation and blood clotting in tiny vessels throughout the body.

Join us for an open panel discussion to learn more about what sepsis is, who it affects, how we diagnosis it, and the treatment plans. The presenting panel will include:

  • Dr. Craig McAskill, MD, CCDS, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dominic Todaro, BSN, RN, Sepsis Coordinator/Infection
  • Liz Rigney, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CCDS, Director of Quality Management
  • Dr. Stuart Greenberg, MD, Hospitalist
  • Dr. Ray James, DO, Emergency Department Medical Director
  • Renee' Galloway, Community Member

Seating is limited and a complimentary lunch will be served. To make your reservation, please call the hospital's Consult A Nurse(R) class registration, healthcare information and physician referral service at (941) 473-3919. For information on other community lectures and programs available, please visit our calendar page.