National Sepsis Summit Features University of Rochester Medical Center Critical Illness Hospital-Home Care-Physician Collaborative  

Situation Report | September 20, 2021     

Leaders of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and UR Medicine Home Care were featured in a National Sepsis Summit this week presenting to over 2,000 virtual attendees about their Critical Illness Recovery Program (CIRP) as applied to sepsis.  

The program is a Hospital-Home Care-Physician collaborative that integrates the entirety of patient care for critically ill individuals from inpatient treatment to transition, to post-acute recovery, to continued management. It is interdisciplinary, coordinated, team-based and patient-centered. CIRP is a transformational approach in medicine. 

Sepsis Alliance featured this model as a national innovation for hospital-to-home post-sepsis care. CIRP as applied to COVID-19 was jointly featured by HCA, the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) last fall as a collaboration prototype for all NYS hospitals and home care agencies to study, consider and emulate.  

The URMC presentation applied to COVID-19 is posted to the HCA “Innovations” site which members are strongly encouraged to visit. The presentation applied to sepsis (recording and slides) for this past week’s Sepsis Summit will be posted or linked to the Sepsis Alliance webpage as soon as they are made available. The presentation covers the model design, key elements of collaboration, and takeaways and guidance for hospitals and home care agencies to use in adopting such a model.  

HCA congratulates our member, URMC, for their trailblazing work on this model and, with HANYS and IHA, will be encouraging providers statewide to study and consider it as part of our ongoing joint efforts at hospital-home care-physician partnership development.

Follow HCA’s Statewide Hospital-Home Care Collaborative initiativeincluding additional models being featured, resources, collaborative tools and more. 

Presenting at the Summit (L to R): Stephanie Chalupa, Dr. Anthony Pietropaoli, Kristi Fillmore and Dr. Thomas Caprio of URMC, moderated by Al Cardillo of HCA. Credit to Whova and to Sepsis Alliance for the video footage of the presentation.