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It’s a parent’s nightmare – your child is very sick but even if you’ve been to see the doctor or been to the hospital with them, they don’t seem to be getting better, and now that you know about sepsis you wonder if it is the flu or if it is sepsis… Here’s a guide […]

December 8, 2019» Read more

April Chavez survived maternal sepsis–but at significant cost. She is now working with the Rory Staunton Foundation to promote awareness of maternal sepsis. We are proud to share her Thanksgiving message. To learn more about April, read her story here: April’s Story. There is no turkey in the oven, no living room full of my family […]

November 27, 2019» Read more

We’re honored to share these moving words by Allison Harrold, whose beautiful daughter, Clover, was snatched from her too soon. Please read about her sepsis tragedy and her initiative to raise awareness of sepsis and honor her child through the Clover Award, awarded to hospital staff who display excellence in sepsis care. I am writing […]

November 24, 2019» Read more

The Rory Staunton Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a ground-breaking new initiative to combat maternal sepsis, a leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the United States. The initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response Biomedical […]

November 22, 2019» Read more

Last week we learned that the CDC has proposed changes to the way sepsis cases are coded. The issue is complex but essentially means that third-party payors would be empowered to deny payment for care relating to the early recognition and treatment of sepsis. As a result, hospitals and physicians would be disincentivized from providing […]

November 12, 2019» Read more