Miami Hospital Selects Accuset Surgical Instrument Processing Program

TAMPA, Fla. -- SRI/Surgical Express, Inc. (SRI), a leading provider of reusable products and outsourcing services supporting the healthcare industry, announces that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for SRI's AccuSet Surgical Instrument Processing Program. Under the terms of the agreement, SRI will provide customized, high-quality surgical instruments from Aesculap to Jackson Memorial Hospital on a per-procedure basis.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is an accredited, non-profit, tertiary-care hospital and the largest teaching hospital in Florida, in affiliation with the University of Miami School of Medicine. Based on the number of admissions to a single facility, Jackson Memorial is one of the nation's busiest hospitals.

"Jackson Memorial's goals are to improve physician satisfaction, improve financial performance and improve the standard of patient care," stated Mark Ayer, director of perioperative services at Jackson Memorial. "By helping Jackson Memorial gain access to the highest quality surgical instruments on a daily basis, SRI's AccuSet Surgical Instrument Processing Program is a perfect fit with our objectives."

"SRI/Surgical Express is excited to expand our long-standing relationship with Jackson Memorial," said Joseph A. Largey, CEO of SRI/Surgical Express. "Through our partnership with Aesculap, Jackson Memorial will receive surgical instruments that are of exceptional quality and performance. We are confident that our FDA regulated instrument processing services will help Jackson Memorial improve operating efficiency and enhance the standard of patient care."

Jackson Memorial Hospital is the hub of Jackson Health System, a countrywide integrated system that includes a community hospital, two long-term care facilities and 12 primary care centers. With 1,757 beds and nearly 11,000 employees, Jackson Health System's many roles in South Florida include being the only full-service provider for the indigent and mentally indigent of Miami-Dade County, a regional referral center, and a magnet for medical research and innovation.

SRI/Surgical Express, Inc. provides central processing and supply chain management services to hospitals and surgery centers across the United States. SRI helps healthcare providers balance their need for quality, safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness with a unique combination of high-quality reusable and disposable surgical products, outsourced instrument processing services and the industry's most comprehensive case cart management system. The company operates from 10 processing facilities, one disposable pack assembly facility and five service centers located throughout the United States.

Aesculap, Inc. is a subsidiary of Aesculap AG & Co KG and is headquartered in Center Valley, Pa. Based in Tuttlingen, Germany, Aesculap AG & Co KG is the world's largest manufacturer of surgical instrumentation. For more than 136 years, Aesculap has provided customers with surgical instrumentation and implants for neurosurgery, ENT, plastic and reconstructive, thoracic, micro-vascular, cardiovascular, orthopedic, laparoscopic and general surgery and central processing in a mission to provide "All it takes to operate." Aesculap is a member of the B. Braun family of healthcare companies, currently one of the largest healthcare companies in the world.

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