August 1, 2017, the Rory Staunton Foundation and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation joined forces in Vermont to discuss the implementation of mandatory sepsis protocols. Rory Staunton Foundation Co-Founder, Ciaran Staunton, and Regional Chairs/Volunteers Mari Miceli and Georgi D'Alessandro of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation met with Vermont Commissioner of Health, Dr. Mark Levine, and the Vermont State Epidemiologist for Infectious Disease, Dr. Patsy Tassler Keso, to urge the implementation of Rory's Regulations in all Vermont hospitals.
In May 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) confirmed that Rory's Regulations in New York State hospitals are saving lives. We thank the Commissioner and Dr. Keso for their attention to this urgent health issue and look forward to helping Vermont become the next "sepsis safe" state.