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SurgiCount Medical Awarded Contract From HealthTrust Purchasing Group For The Safety-Sponge® System

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PSTX, OTCQB:PSTX) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System to the member facilities of HealthTrust Purchasing Group L.P. (HealthTrust), one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the U.S.  Among other items, the agreement defines the terms under which the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System is made available to HealthTrust member facilities, which includes approximately 1,400 hospitals and 10,600 ambulatory surgical centers nationwide. 

"We are pleased to partner with HealthTrust to offer its members a solution clinically proven to improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable costs.  At a time of intensifying industry focus on the prevention of retained surgical sponges, all HealthTrust members will get access to the market leading solution to prevent this common but preventable surgical error," stated Brian E. Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.

About HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $20 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. The website is www.healthtrustpg.com.



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 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 over 180 facilities across the U.S., including six of the 2011-2012 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll recipients. For more information, contact SurgiCount Medical, Inc. at (949) 387-2277 or visit www.surgicountmedical.com.

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