New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored with GSA Award
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State, was honored with a GSA Award for implementing life-saving sepsis protocols in all New York State hospitals. These protocols, also known as 'Rory Regulations', named after Rory Staunton, who died of sepsis in 2012 in New York, have saved more than 5,000 lives already, and will save countless in the future. Since their introduction, there has been a 20 percent increase in the identification of sepsis and a decrease in sepsis mortality rates in adults from 30.2 percent to 25.4 percent in New York.
Dr. Carl Flatley, founder of the Sepsis Alliance and the Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation, presented the Global Sepsis Award to Marcus Friedrich, the Chief Medical Officer to the New York State Department of Health, who accepted the award on behalf of Governor Cuomo.
Prior awardees in the category of Governments and Healthcare Authorities were UK Secretary of Health J. Hunt, the Turkish Minister of Health M. Müezzinoglu, and Federal Minister of State to Chancellor A. Merkel Helge Braun. The Global Sepsis Award winners were chosen by the GSA Award Jury, which is a panel of internationally recognized experts in patient safety and sepsis management.