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Brand Consistency: How it can help your Outpatient Facility
18 Oct

Outpatient facilities are often a part of a large hospital or IDN. In a way, an outpatient facility is an extension of a unified health system and therefore a representation of the health system's brand and image. This may seem like a great thing for the brand, until upon closer inspection, some may find that uniforms don't match, patients can't identify their caregivers and employees don't feel like a part of a unified workplace. 

Could you imagine a world where Doctors didn't wear lab coats?
23 Aug

Think back to your most recent visit to a hospital or doctor’s office. Did the nurse who took your pulse and blood pressure wash her hands before touching you?  How often are his or her scrubs laundered and sanitized?

How about your doctor?  Does he wear a tie? How often is it cleaned? What about doctors who wear lab coats?  How often are they changed?

Scrubs and Hospital Security
26 Jul

I received a call from one of our salesmen the other day.  He asked, “Do we make any ugly scrubs for any of our customers?”

“Say again.”

“I have a customer that is looking for really bright scrubs, in something like construction orange.”

I get it, for vendors visiting the hospital. We used to ship buttercup colored scrubs to a Midwest hospital, for their visitors. Hospitals like to keep track of vendors wandering the halls. If they are in a bright color, they’re easy to distinguish from hospital staff. 

The Rise of Scrubs with No Pockets
28 Jun

I’ve been working in the customer service department for over 14 years, and it seems like there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t learn something new. Recently I had a customer ask, “when are you going to start providing clean scrubs, especially warm-ups?”  The term “clean scrubs” baffled me.  We provide inter suits in our Worklon line; they look sort of like regular scrub tops and bottoms but are worn under cleanroom garments. However, apparently this wasn’t what she had in mind.

How Healthcare Has Changed in the 21st Century
08 Mar

                In the last couple of weeks, I’ve encountered healthcare stories that have either caused me to think, “Wow that was a great idea!” Or caused me to think, “are you kidding me?!” 

There's a new fabric in town...The Mobies!
01 Mar

In an effort to offer modern and relevant pediatric knit gowns and pajamas, Fashion Seal Healthcare’s team of designers created the Mobies™.  The team found inspiration for these one-of-a-kind characters from popular children’s animated films as well as children’s love for mobile devices.  This fun and friendly print will attract boys and girls of all ages.  Toddlers will love the bright and happy colors while pre-teens can associate these characters with their favorite mobile devices. 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
21 Dec

During this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year. May this new year be filled with positivity, cheer, and continued success for you and yours. 

 

 

From everyone here at An Apple a Day,

Happy Holidays! 

TBT: Raising a Healthier America
15 Dec

Children today are not like they used to be – and I’m not referring to their ever-evolving vocabulary or their selection of music and clothing.

Healthcare Employment
07 Dec

In 2011, historian David McCullough spoke at the National Book Festival.  The topic of America’s loss of manufacturing came up, and he said it didn’t worry him. He looked at his home town of Pittsburgh as a model of what can happen to a city when it loses manufacturing jobs. He went on to explain how cleaner businesses such as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Carnegie Mellon, and Highmark have replaced the dirty steel industry.

Stress-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
30 Nov

Stress. What is it good for?  Absolutely nothing.  That really isn’t true according to recent reports.  A little stress has been shown to help your memory and ability to think clearer.  It is also said it can help improve your immune system, and prompt you to get things done.

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Outpatient facilities are often a part of a large hospital or IDN. In a way, an outpatient facility is an extension of a unified health system and therefore a representation of the health system's brand and image.

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