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CORPAK MedSystems Names Jeffrey Blair Chief Executive Officer
Date:8/23/2011

m, which improves clinical outcomes and lowers costs in the intensive care unit – allowing hospitals to reduce medical errors and meet the health outcome and cost-saving goals of health reform," commented Jeffrey Blair, incoming chief executive officer of CORPAK. "CORTRAK's innovative computer-guided technology lets clinicians visualize the precise location of the enteral feeding-tube tip during placement for greater safety, speed, and accuracy. This helps reduce complications from placement misses and eliminates the repeated X-ray exposure that is often required by traditional 'blind' placement methods. It has been a tremendous success for patients and hospitals, and is a wonderful growth platform for the company."

In addition to the substantial clinical benefits of reducing complications from ill-placed feeding-tubes and eliminating unnecessary exposure to X-rays, several independent studies have demonstrated significant cost savings from the implementation of the FDA-cleared CORTRAK enteral-access system. For example, the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, reported saving $137,655 over 11 months when it began using the CORTRAK system during the feeding-tube placement procedure instead of using X-ray to confirm the location of the feeding-tube tip.

Tom Kuhn, who served as chief executive officer of CORPAK until Mr. Blair's appointment, will continue to leverage his 25 years of medical device experience as the company's president and chief operating officer. Mr. Kuhn will oversee CORPAK's day-to-day operations and will also focus on business development.

About CORPAK MedSystems, Inc. (www.corpakmedsystems.com)

CORPAK MedSystems, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative medical devices focused on the enteral-feeding and bedside-technology markets, including the company's flagship CORTRAK computer-guided system that enables real-time visu
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