October 30, 2017
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by Kit

The Peggy Lillis Foundation is proud to recognize the extraordinary work of leaders, innovators, and compassionate advocates at our annual FIGHT C. DIFF Gala. This year, we’re honoring two notable individuals and one organization who have made significant strides in fighting C. diff where they work and live. Learn more …

September 20, 2017
by Kit

Crossposted with permission from rachelbrummert.com. Throughout my years in patient safety, I’ve been to many meetings, conferences, and summits. In those years, I’ve been introduced to patient safety leaders involved in reducing sepsis and raising awareness about it. Being in the field of antibiotic safety, my work often crosses with advocates …

September 19, 2017

We’re delighted that PLF Advocates Council member, Rich Dexter and his father Charles, were featured on NBC Washington’s recent report, “Beware of Catching Infections at Hospitals.” Rich’s mother, Judy, died from a C. diff infection she acquired during treatment for a lung infection. The piece ran in mid-September and you can …

September 1, 2017

“Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and sepsis following total colectomy” is listed as the “immediate cause of death” on my mother, Peggy’s, death certificate. It is the technical phraseology for saying she died from sepsis due to an overwhelming Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Essentially, the C. diff infection sent her immune system …