Foundation hosts first live event since 2020 with today’s Sepsis Educational Series

Jessica Aguilar of JPS Health Network

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation hosted its first in-person event since 2020 with its complimentary Sepsis Educational Series “Addressing Sepsis: Mapping Out Best Practices in DFW” this morning at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

The four-hour event attracted more than 100 attendees. Topics included:

• “Sepsis & Geography,” Madi Crawford, PhD, UNT Alum researcher Social Vulnerability and Septicemia in Texas Counties 1980-2019;

• “Dallas and Tarrant County Data vs State and National Data,” Ryan Reid, BSN, RN, Parkland Health and Kathy Watts, JPS Health Network Sepsis Coordinator;

• “Avoiding Roadblocks: CMS Maternal Sepsis Standards and Case Studies,” Meagan Peters, Senior Clinical Quality Program Manager, Parkland Health and Carrie Hood, BSN, RN, CNML, Sepsis Coordinator for Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe;

• “Navigating the Way Home: Post-Sepsis Syndrome,” Jessica Aguilar, Clinical Sepsis RN, JPS Health Network;

• “The Final Destination” Dr. Leslie Cler, FACP, CPE Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

“It was a great event with excellent speakers,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient services at the DFWHC Foundation. “We would like to thank Methodist Dallas Medical Center for hosting today’s sessions and especially members of the Sepsis Strike Force for their valuable coordination work.”

This was the fifth educational event hosted by the Sepsis Strike Force in 2022. Coordinated by Taylor, the collaborative was formed in 2017 with the intention to provide evidence-based clinical guidelines, protocols, guidance and best practices. The group’s membership includes representatives from Baylor Scott & White Health, Children’s Health, Cook Children’s, JPS Health Network, Methodist Health System, Parkland Health, Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern.

For questions, please contact Patti Taylor at