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Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. Announces the Adoption of the Safety-Sponge(TM) System by the First Hospital in the State of Indiana
Date:3/6/2009

TEMECULA, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX), today announced that the Northern Indiana region of the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc. (SSFHS) has adopted the Safety-Sponge System, the first institution in the state of Indiana. The Northern Indiana region of the SSFHS includes Saint Margaret Mercy, Hammond and Dryer; Saint Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point; Saint Anthony Memorial, Michigan City and Franciscan Physicians Hospital, Munster.

The Safety-Sponge System is a computer-assisted sponge counting system proven to increase patient safety and reduce healthcare costs through the virtual elimination of retained surgical sponges, the most common surgical "Never Event". The system will be implemented in all 33 operating rooms as well as the labor and delivery departments. SSFHS facilities began using it earlier this year. Saint Margaret Mercy campuses in Hammond and Dyer began on Jan. 12. Saint Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point will implement the program March 9; Saint Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, March 23. The system also is under consideration for implementation at Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster.

"The decision to by the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services to implement the Safety-Sponge System is a reflection of the systems' commitment toward patient safety by providing a solution that is safe, simple and cost effective. Proven to be effective in over 300,000 procedures in both large and small institutions alike, our system provides an easily repeatable process that hospitals can confidently adopt to avoid these events and the substantial costs associated with them," stated David Bruce, Chief Executive Officer of Patient Safety Technologies.

Gene Diamond, CEO of Sisters of St. Francis Health Systems Northern Indiana Region added, "We are very pleased to adopt the SurgiCount system as a newly added precaution to our safety protocols already in place. All of our SSFHS hospitals in the Northern Indiana Region make every effort to avoid medical complications and this is just another example of taking the lead when it comes to important advancements in patient care delivery."

About the Sisters of St. Francis Health services and the Northern Indiana Region

The Sisters of St. Francis Health Services is the network of 13 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois owned and operated by the Mishawaka based Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, one of the largest healthcare systems in the state of Indiana. For more information on Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc., visit www.ssfhs.org.

About Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.

Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., through its wholly owned operating subsidiary SurgiCount Medical, Inc., provides the Safety-Sponge(TM) System, a system designed to increase the standards of patient care and reduce healthcare costs by preventing the occurrence of surgical sponges and other items from being left inside patients after surgery. For more information, contact SurgiCount at (951) 587-6201, or visit www.surgicountmedical.com.


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