Peer-Reviewed Journals

July 16, 2019: Journal of the American Medical Association
Association Between State-Mandated Protocolized Sepsis Care and In-hospital Mortality Among Adults With Sepsis

July 24, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Association
Association Between the New York Sepsis Care Mandate and In-Hospital Mortality for Pediatric Sepsis

May 2018: Critical Care Medicine (Editorial Commentary by Ciaran & Orlaith Staunton)
The Urgency of Now: Attacking the Sepsis Crisis

Dec 16, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Mortality Changes Associated with Mandated Public Reporting for Sepsis. The Results of the New York State Initiative

June 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Time to Treatment and Mortality During Mandated Emergency Care of Sepsis



January 17, 2020: Newstalk
Sepsis: A Bigger Killer Than Cancer


November 25, 2019: ASTHOExperts Podcast
A Matter of Life and Death: How States Are Tackling Sepsis as Public Policy

October 22, 2019: Irish Central
Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention Awarded Major Federal Grant

July 17, 2o19: Irish Central
‘Rory’s Regulations’ Leads to Decrease in Sepsis-Related Deaths in New York, Study Finds

July 16, 2019: All Things Considered, NPR
Regulations That Mandate Sepsis Care Appear To Have Worked In New York


September 14, 2018: Parade
Sepsis: The Scary, Life-Threatening Complication You Don’t Know About

September 11, 2018: Healthcare Leaders
New York Mandated Sepsis Reporting, Care Protocols. It Worked

September 7, 2018: Science Daily
New York State Sepsis Reporting Mandate Appears to Improve Care, Reduce Deaths

July 25, 2018: U.S. News & World Report
Sepsis Plans in Hospitals Can Save Children’s Lives

July 24, 2018: Healio
Rory’s Regulations Increase Survival Odds for Children with Sepsis

May 2, 2018: CDC Safe Healthcare Blog
A Back to Basics Approach to Prevent Infection


September 20, 2017: People Magazine
How to Protect Your Kids–and Yourself–from Sepsis Following the Tragic Death of 12-Year-Old-Boy

September 19, 2017: People Magazine
Family Speaks Out on Son’s Death After Fall During Gym Class Led to Sepsis: ‘We Don’t Want Other Parents to Go Through This

September 8, 2017: New York State Education Department Press Release
First-In-The-Nation Sepsis Prevention Curriculum Materials Now Available to Teachers

May 22, 2017: CBS News
Aggressive Treatment for Sepsis Can Save Lives. Research Shows

May 21, 2017: USA Today
‘Rory’s Regs’ on Sepsis Require Hospital Checklists, Save Lives

May 21, 2017: STAT
Doctors Have Resisted Guidelines to Treat Sepsis. New Study Suggests Those Guidelines Save Lives

April 13, 2017: New York Times
A Boy’s Life Is Lost to Sepsis. Thousands Are Saved in His Wake

March 16, 2017: New York State Press Release (Office of the Governor)
Governor Cuomo Announces Reforms Spurred Consistent Decline in Sepsis Mortality Rates


November 16, 2016: The Huffington Post
The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention- Guest blog by Orlaith Staunton

October 5, 2016: CBS News
Families Warn of Sudden, Deadly Threat of Sepsis

August 23, 2016: Kaiser Health News
Public Health Officials Struggle to Identify Sepsis Before It Becomes Deadly

January 13, 2016: Hospital & Health Networks
Hospitals are Stepping Up Against Sepsis


November 1, 2015: Parents Magazine
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Sepsis

September 22, 2015: NBC Nightly News
Bad Medicine

September 17, 2015: U.S. News & World Report
This Infection Killed Your Loved One


September 18, 2014: New York Times
An Effort to Raise Awareness of Sepsis, Led by Families Touched by It


January 29, 2013: New York State Press Release (Office of the Governor)
Governor Cuomo Announces New York State to Lead the Nation in Fighting Sepsis 

January 7, 2013: New York Times
Cuomo Plans New Rules in Fight Against Sepsis


October 25, 2012: New York Times
Tale of Rory Staunton’s Death Prompts New Medical Efforts Nationwide

July 14, 2012: New York Times
The Boy Who Wanted to Fly

July 12, 2012: The Huffington Post
The Death of Rory Staunton: When Parents Know More Thank Doctors

July 11, 2012: New York Times
An Infection, Unnoticed, Turns Unstoppable

Senator Charles Schumer

Senator Charles Schumer

“By telling the world their story – as unfathomably painful as that is — they have exponentially increased awareness of the lurking dangers of sepsis, and in so doing they have already altered and saved lives.”

Senate Minority Leader