Stryker SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System Surpasses 10 Million Procedures


KALAMAZOO, Michigan, USA, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker today announced that more than 180 million SurgiCount Safety Sponges have been used in an estimated 10 million surgeries around the United States in the past five years.

"The successful implementation of SurgiCount at nearly 500 hospitals nationwide demonstrates the difference hospitals can make in strengthening patient-safety protocols," said Dylan Crotty, vice president and general manager of Stryker Surgical. "SurgiCount can help protect a hospital's patients, staff and bottom line by helping to reduce the risk of the most common surgical error, retained sponges."

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