SurgiCount Medical Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council
Monday, November 17, 2008
BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 17, 2008 – The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) today announced that SurgiCount Medical has joined its Corporate Council, a forum for leading health care solutions providers to work alongside the Foundation, healthcare providers, hospital executives, and patients and their families – all with the unified goal of a safer healthcare system.
“We are both pleased and privileged to enter into an affiliation with NPSF. We share a common goal of creating a safer environment for patients through enhancements in clinical practices,” said Bill Adams, CEO of SurgiCount Medical. “SurgiCount has worked diligently with the perioperative, surgical, and administrative communities to demonstrate an evidence-based solution to retained surgical sponges and the resulting impact on patient safety.”
In a collaborative effort to drive meaningful changes for the betterment of healthcare, the Corporate Council represents a valuable opportunity for stakeholders with diverse views to share ideas, expertise, and insights.
“Joining the Corporate Council reflects SurgiCount Medical’s continued commitment to patient safety initiatives and to partnering with like-minded organizations to deliver on the promise of safer patient care,” said Diane Pinakiewicz, President of the National Patient Safety Foundation. “We’re very pleased to have SurgiCount bring their innovative perspective to our Council.”
About SurgiCount Medical, Inc.
SurgiCount Medical, Inc., manufactures the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge(TM) System, a patented FDA 510(k) approved turnkey solution to retained surgical sponges. The system is comprised of surgical sponges and towels affixed with an inseparable two-dimensional data matrix bar code and a SurgiCounter scanner to record each sponge before and after an operation. Because all sponges are identified with a unique code, they cannot be counted twice. The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System is also the only retained sponge system to offer complete sponge inventory tracking, reporting features, and integration with a medical facility’s IT system.