Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (Patient Safety Technologies) has appointed David Bruce as president, chief executive officer (CEO) and to its board. David comes to Patient Safety Technologies with a breadth of experience in successfully managing the growth of medical device businesses. In his most recent endeavor, David was the CEO of EP MedSystems, Inc. Before this, he was the general manager of the intracardiac echo group of Siemens Medical.

Bill Adams, the company’s former CEO will remain involved with the company as a consultant.

Regarding joining the company, Bruce stated, ‘The Safety-Sponge(TM) System addresses a persistent problem that costs U.S. hospitals a conservatively estimated $700 million annually – retained surgical sponges. With key adopters continuing to show outstanding results, this proven system is well positioned to achieve widespread adoption and allow our customers to not only offer a higher standard of patient care but enable them to save money in the process.’