Patient Scrubs: A Prescription for Dignity

deisticchristian:

I just came across this and thought it was awesome. Hospitalization is so dehumanizing, and this is a simple innovation that will go a long way toward preventing that.

Originally posted on upside Blog:

It’s Day 2 of Small Business Week and we are celebrating by sharing the story of a small business owner each day. Meet Nancy Hart, breast cancer survivor, author and founder of Patient Scrubs in Tennessee. Nancy has been giving patients back their dignity for nearly 10 years through her innovative hospital clothing.

It all started in 2003 when her husband, a retired Florida highway patrolman and sheriff’s deputy, went into surgery. She quickly realized that the hospital clothing provided to her husband didn’t allow for decency, so she hand-stitched an outfit that provided decency and allowed hospital staff easy access to provide the care for her husband.

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