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2018 Sherman Award Winner

Collaborating With Patients and Families to Raise Awareness of Sepsis

Editor’s Note: The MedStar Health Sepsis Collaborative received a 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for this initiative, which included members of MedStar’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and was awarded at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress held last month in Boston, Massachusetts. The MedStar Health […]


Jeanne DeCosmo is the director of clinical quality at MedStar Health. She is the co-lead of the MedStar Health Sepsis Collaborative and served on the team responsible for implementing Patient and Family Advisory Councils for Quality and Safety at each MedStar entity. Immediately prior to coming to MedStar Health, Jeanne served as VP Quality Policy and Advocacy, and Director of Workforce Development at the Maryland Hospital Association. She led numerous state-wide quality improvement efforts to reduce healthcare associated infections and served as co-lead for the nurse retention collaborative. Jeanne received her BSN from the University Of Maryland School Of Nursing and her MBA at Hood College in Frederick Maryland.

Jeanne DeCosmo, BSN, MBA, CPHQ has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org