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

The Rory Staunton Foundation is now END SEPSIS.

Rory's story is the story of our entire community.

This new identity represents the expanded scope of our work as we build on our past successes and continue the war against sepsis.

Thank you for your continued support and we welcome you to join us in our future endeavors!

- Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton