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SurgiCount Medical Announces Agreement with 130+ Hospital Operator to Implement the Safety-Sponge® System
Date:9/28/2011

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSTX, OTCQB: PSTX) today announced that it has signed an agreement, effective October 1st 2011, to implement the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System in one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S.  Though the agreement itself does not call for a minimum number of hospitals, SurgiCount and the operator are actively planning for the implementation of the Safety-Sponge® System across all of the more than 130 hospitals that it operates.  Including hospitals already using the Safety-Sponge® System, the addition of these incremental hospitals is expected to bring the total hospitals using the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® solution to over 200.

"The implementation of the Safety-Sponge® System across this entire organization will enable a higher standardized quality of care for all the affiliated hospitals using the solution, and we applaud their proactive pursuit of improving patient outcomes and reducing preventable costs," stated Brian E. Stewart, President and CEO of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.  "Adding an organization of this size and caliber also further validates the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System as the clear market leader in retained sponge prevention solutions, and is expected to bring our total number of user hospitals to more than all other competitive solutions combined," continued Mr. Stewart.  

About Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. and SurgiCount Medical

Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary SurgiCount Medical, Inc., provides the Safety-Sponge® System, a solution proven to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs by preventing one of the most common errors in surgery, retained foreign objects.  For more information, contact SurgiCount Medical, Inc. at (94
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