Delighted To Report – Sepsis Regulations Coming To Pennsylvania!

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We are delighted to report that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has committed to including regulatory sepsis protocols in their updated hospital regulations. This was confirmed recently in a letter from the Department of Health to Chris Aiello, Secretary of the National Family Council on Sepsis pictured with his young daughter Emily who died tragically from sepsis, at 14 years of age in May 2015.

“As was discussed with the Rory Staunton Foundation, the inclusion of sepsis protocols will be in the overall update. Regulatory language… such as New York’s regulations, were reviewed and adapted for the department’s hospital regulations.”

In a statement, Chris Aiello said, “I’m incredibly proud of my home state of Pennsylvania and their commitment to adopt sepsis protocols. These regulations will save thousands of lives. Although this will not bring our lovely Emily back, Pennsylvania is putting families and people first and I am grateful.”

Pennsylvania will follow ​New Jersey who announced they had introduced mandatory sepsis protocols in January 2018 when New Jersey State Health Commissioner, Cathleen D. Bennett credited the Rory Staunton Foundation for help in making the decision. “After meeting with the Rory Staunton Foundation, Roy’s tragic and preventable death underscored how critical mandatory sepsis protocols are to save lives in New Jersey and the Department is proud to implement them.”
To read about Emily’s story visit our Sepsis Stories and read also about Conall Harvey a young survivor whose family has been passionately fighting for sepsis protocols.