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

Funding for Education

  • McConnel 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.