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Safety & quality
Dr. Stephen Lawless
Senior vice president and chief clinical officer,
Nemours Children’s Health System
Lawless created Nemours’ Clinical Logistics Center, a virtual command center that measures and analyzes every patient’s vital signs. It's staffed by paramedics and nurses. In operation since 2012, the center recently began monitoring patients to reduce sepsis deaths. There have been zero unexpected deaths in patients being monitored for sepsis and a 35% improvement in sepsis response time rate. Pediatric sepsis fell from 2% to 0.05%.