Detroit hospital debuts patient gown to offer more style, rear coverage
DETROIT - A Detroit hospital has a new patient gown that aims to offer a little more style, comfort and — perhaps most importantly — rear coverage for patients. Resembling a wrap-around robe, the gown closes in the back and front and is made of a thicker, cotton and polyester blend than a typical gown to keep patients warmer. It has three snaps, instead of ties, to close it, and it's accessible for IVs and other medical lines. "A simple change can have a large impact on the patients' stay at a hospital," said Michael Forbes, a product designer at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute and graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
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