ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Rory Staunton Foundation (www.rorystaunton.com) announced today that as a result of massive efforts to create sepsis awareness, Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his State-of–the-State address, mandated statewide sepsis protocols to identify and swiftly treat sepsis, the most common killer in intensive care units.
In recent NY Times articles, authored by Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Jim Dwyer, as a result of the unnecessary and untimely death of Rory Staunton, sepsis garnered global attention. Prompted by the relentless actions of Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton, Rory’s parents, Govenor Andrew Cuomo “is taking unprecedented measures to prevent and effectively treat sepsis in healthcare facilities across the state and is looking at a wide range of additional measures to better protect patients.” These measures also received the full support of Dr. Nirav R. Shah, the New York State Health Commissioner, who launched this initiative in honor of Rory Staunton.
Orlaith & Ciaran Staunton, Founders of the Rory Staunton Foundation, stated, “Our mission is to ensure that no other child or adult dies from this vigilant killer. It is our sincere hope that the domestic and international recognition of Governor’s Cuomo’s mandates will act as a catalyst for early recognition and treatment of sepsis. We want to see the New York sepsis protocols adopted in every state in our nation and by the federal government. It is too late for our treasured son Rory; however, it would be his fervent wish to stop sepsis dead in its tracks, saving hundreds of thousands of lives.”
About The Rory Staunton Foundation
The Rory Staunton Foundation seeks to ensure that no other young person or adult dies of sepsis because of lack of recognition of the deadly symptoms by the medical community and responsible authorities and to serve a major information source for the medical condition's symptoms and outreach efforts.