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PeaceHealth implements state-of-art system

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 24th, 2013

Dr. Tobin Hanson shows a new device in the operating room that prevents a common medical error.

PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence went live last week with a new system that adds another level of accuracy in operating, procedure and delivery rooms.

Called the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge, the system prevents one of the most common surgical errors: medical sponges left behind.

“We’ve always done counts, of course,” said orthopedic surgeon Tobin Hanson, M.D., who joined PeaceHealth in late July. “But we are human, so there is always a possibility of error. This is a good double-check.”

For the complete article see the 09-25-2013 issue.

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