Healthcare Industry News: Safety-Sponge
News Release - April 24, 2006
Bill Adams Named CEO of PST's Wholly Owned Subsidiary SurgiCount MedicalLOS ANGELES--(HSMN NewsFeed)--April 24, 2006--Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (PST) (AMEX:PST ) announced today that Bill Adams, Chairman of the company's wholly owned SurgiCount Medical subsidiary, has been named to the additional post of CEO.
"Under the capable direction of Bill Adams, SurgiCount recently received FDA 510(k) clearance to market and sell its patented Safety-Sponge(TM) System that reduces or eliminates retained sponges and sponge counting errors, saves time and money and improves patient safety in the surgical environment, a problem that currently generates as much as $750 Million to $1 billion a year in liability settlements and other costs. Now Bill and his team are moving ahead aggressively to establish the Safety-Sponge System as the standard of care in the healthcare industry. It gives me great pleasure to announce that Bill will assume the additional post of CEO of SurgiCount, which we believe will enhance his ability to successfully implement our growth plan for this business," said Lynne Silverstein, President of PST.
Adams has over 25 years of experience working with healthcare providers and distributors in marketing and selling new products, including prepackaged surgical kits. In addition to being appointed Chairman of SurgiCount last year, Adams has been actively involved in the design and development of the Safety-Sponge System for several years.
"I am very excited about the opportunities that exist for SurgiCount Medical. In the healthcare community, patient safety initiatives are rightfully eclipsing nearly all other issues on the medical institutions 'radar screen.' To date, no solution has offered the ease in use, convenience and cost effectiveness that SurgiCount demonstrates. We feel the medical community at large is poised to take the leadership initiative in this critical area, and will embrace SurgiCount as a pro-active, multi-level solution to retained sponges," said Bill Adams, newly appointed CEO of PST.
SurgiCount Medical's Safety-Sponge(TM) System works much like a grocery store check-out system. Every surgical sponge and towel is pre-labeled by the manufacturer with an individual and unique bar coded label, and a scanning counter is used to read and record the labels. For more information, visit www.surgicountmedical.com.
PST is a holding company that owns assets in various businesses. For more information on PST, please contact the company at 310-895-7750, or by email at email@example.com or www.patientsafetytechnologies.com.
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