Americare is honored to accept the 2022 HCA Quality & Innovation Award for our work contributing to and participating in the development of the HCA Pediatric Sepsis tool – a first-in-the-nation tool developed for system-wide use in pediatric home care. The tool will be used to help home care clinicians identify and treat sepsis across the state, potentially saving lives. More than 80 percent of life-threatening sepsis cases originate in the community, which is why it is so important to equip home care nurses with the ability to screen and identify cases. The area of pediatric sepsis is particularly challenging, so this tool is going to play a key role in ensuring children who need treatment receive it. Thank-you to our dedicated clinical staff and the entire Americare family for their respective roles in expanding care resources for all home healthcare patients.