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Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., Contracts To Implement The Safety-Sponge(TM) System At The Mount Sinai Hospital In New York

NEWTOWN, Pa., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patient Safety Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX) today announced that The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has implemented its Safety-Sponge System.

The hospital joins a growing list of U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" to adopt the Safety-Sponge System, including Cleveland Clinic, Brigham and Women's, The University of California at San Francisco, and Mayo Clinic.  

"We are honored that Mount Sinai has chosen our system to further their commitment to delivering the highest standard of patient care. Through this business relationship we will strive to contribute towards their continued quest for excellence, while simultaneously helping keep costs in check," stated Steve Kane, President and CEO of Patient Safety Technologies.

About Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. and SurgiCount Medical, Inc.

Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., through its wholly owned operating subsidiary SurgiCount Medical, Inc., provides the Safety-Sponge™ System, a system proven 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, one of the most common errors in surgery.  Over twenty-five million Safety-Sponges™ have been used in 1,000,000+ procedures in a growing list of teaching, government and community hospitals across the U.S. For more information, contact SurgiCount at (951) 587-6201, or visit www.surgicountmedical.com.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. For more information, please visit www.mountsinai.org.

SOURCE Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.

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