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Ochsner Health System Adopts The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System

Stocks in this article: PSTX

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSTX, OTCQB: PSTX) today announced that it has successfully implemented the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge ® System across the Ochsner Health System. 

Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and over 38 health centers in Louisiana.  Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 15 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best Hospital" across seven specialty categories.  A global medical and academic center, in 2010 Ochsner cared for more than 336,000 patients from 26 countries with nearly 2,400 Ochsner and community physicians and 12,500 employees.

"We are proud to add the Ochsner hospitals to our growing list of users and look forward to supporting their ongoing pursuit of being at the forefront of healthcare and technology," stated Brian E. Stewart, President and CEO of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. 

"We continually strive to improve the standard of care we can provide to our patients.  After reviewing the evidence supporting the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of the SurgiCount system we were eager to get SurgiCount implemented in our hospitals," said Joseph Bisordi, M.D. the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Ochsner Health Systems.



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 clinically proven to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs by helping eliminate one of the most common errors in surgery, retained surgical sponges.  The Safety-Sponge® System is currently used in approximately 100 facilities across the U.S., including six of the 2011-2012 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll recipients, and there are over 130 additional hospitals under contract with the company with a pending implementation date scheduled. For more information, contact SurgiCount Medical, Inc. at (949) 387-2277 or visit www.surgicountmedical.com.

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