SurgiCount Medical Announces Purchasing Agreement With GNYHA Services, Inc.
SurgiCount Medical, the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with GNYHA Services, Inc. (New York, NY) to provide the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System to its health system members. The Safety-Sponge System is the market leading solution to the most commonly reported surgical "Never Event," retained surgical sponges, and has been clinically proven to eliminate this frequent but preventable error. The agreement provides terms under which GNYHA Services members have access to the Safety-Sponge System for those who select to implement the solution for their retained sponge prevention strategy.
"We are proud to align ourselves with GNYHA Services in an effort to enable their affiliated healthcare providers to raise the quality of their patient outcomes, reduce their costs and protect their reimbursement dollars," stated Brian Stewart, President and CEO of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. "We look forward to working with GNYHA to raise their member awareness of the issue of retained sponges and the benefits of adopting the Safety-Sponge System."