TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX), today announced that it has signed a contract with Kalispell Regional Medical Center to implement the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System, a proven solution to prevent one of the most common surgical errors, retained surgical sponges. The first hospital in the State of Montana to adopt the SurgiCount solution, Kalispell Regional Medical Center joins a prestigious list of over 50 user hospitals including 5 of U.S. News and World Report's 2010-2011 Honor Roll Hospitals and a growing list of other teaching, community and government hospitals nationwide.
"SurgiCount's impressive list of current hospitals and the strong references they provided was extremely compelling and made this an easy decision. If I or one of my family members were having surgery, I would want this solution used," stated Velinda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
"We are proud to enable KRMC to continue to raise their standard of care and to help protect the hospital, the surgeons and nurses who practice there and their patients from this common but entirely preventable event," stated Brian E. Stewart, President and CEO of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.
About Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. and SurgiCount MedicalPatient 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 (951) 587-6201 or visit www.surgicountmedical.com. Safe Harbor Statement "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding our business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements reflect our management's current views with respect to future events and financial performance; however, you should not put undue reliance on these statements. When used, the words "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "future," and other similar expressions, without limitation, identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties include: •our need for additional financing to support our business; the early stage of adoption of our Safety-Sponge® System and the need to expand adoption of our Safety-Sponge® System; any failure of our new management team and Board of Directors to operate effectively; our reliance on third-party manufacturers, some of whom are sole-source suppliers, and on our exclusive distributor; and any inability to successfully protect our intellectual property portfolio. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements can be affected by many other factors, including, those described in the "Business" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2009 and in our other public filings. These documents are available online through the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements are based on information presently available to senior management, and we have not assumed any duty to update any forward-looking statements. SOURCE Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.