Our History

Founded 1987

Kritikus Foundation, a non-profit organization based in California, has since 1987 been active in education of healthcare professionals and hospital performance improvement through research, education and program implementation.

Nationally Recognized Shock Program

A system of care modeled after trauma care for early identification and rapid resuscitation of patient with non-traumatic shock in both pre-hospital and hospital environments. The STaRRS program (Shock Team and Rapid Response system) has significantly reduced mortality in patients with hypovolemic and septic shock.

Funding and Sponsors

All grants and donations to Kritikus Foundation are in the form of unrestricted funding.
Kritikus Foundation does not promote any particular corporation or product.

Funding for Education

  • McConnell Foundation
  • KCI
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Sarah Sebat
  • Robert Coronado, MD
  • Ronald Reece, MD
  • William Harden, MD
  • MD Imaging, Inc.

Funding for Research

  • Merck & Company
  • KCI
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Edwards LifeScience
  • Pfizer
  • Novo Nordisk


Non-Profit (501-C3)

Kritikus Foundation is a non-profit corporation (501-C3). We are funded by grants for research, education, protocol and program development and implementation. Donations to the foundation are tax deductible.