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Florence Nightingale
08 May

Born May 12, 1820 to a wealthy British family, Florence Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing.  At a very early age she cared for the ill and poor in her community and decided at age 16 she would pursue nursing as her calling. 

National Nurses Week - Celebrating nurses of today and yesterday
06 May

Every day patients and their families are touched and saved by the more than three million nurses across the nation. Though nurses don’t take on this selfless profession for the recognition, it is nice to hear a thank you every now and then.

In honor of National Nurses week, we wish to extend the utmost gratitude to all nurses on behalf of the An Apple A Day team and the Fashion Seal Healthcare® brand.

Ladies' V-Neck Tunic in Eggplant by Fashion Seal Healthcare®
01 May

An estimated 30 million Americans are expected to gain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act of 2010. As a result, the healthcare workforce will see a much needed increase, specifically amongst primary care services which is projected to increase by 58 percent, from 27,700 to 43,900 in 2020. If the number of primary care physicians were to remain as they are now through 2020, there would be a projected shortage of 20,400 primary care physicians according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Scrub repurposing by Fashion Seal Healthcare
22 Apr

In honor of Earth Day, we are going to kick-off the series “How to repurpose scrubs” Part 1. Throughout the series we will show you how to repurpose scrubs into different wearable, fashion items.

Scrub Catalog by Fashion Seal Healthcare®
17 Apr

In my last blog, I mentioned interviewing our catalog experts and that’s just what I did…

Our amazing Art Director and her team present several layout ideas to our Executive Management Team. Once a direction is decided on for the “feel” of the catalog, the page layouts are completed with three or four options. These layouts may have the garments grouped by color, style or fabrics depending on the focus of the catalog.

Scrubs by Fashion Seal Healthcare
08 Apr

As fabrics and styles continue to evolve, they have a direct impact on the apparel and uniforms used in the healthcare industry. In today’s ever changing healthcare environment, it is necessary for scrub manufacturers to constantly research, develop and introduce new innovative fabrics and styles for laundries and healthcare facilities. These new concepts will not only help reduce energy costs, but also add life to the products and appeal to style-minded employees.

03 Apr

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Recognize all of your nursing staff and/or colleagues for bringing quality healthcare to your facility on a daily basis.

Here are my top 10 ideas to recognize your staff and/or colleagues during National Nurses Week:

Healthcare apparel by Fashion Seal Healthcare®
01 Apr

This debate has been underway for many years now. A pilot study of Nursing Uniforms published by the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology in 2012 will cause you to pause and think. This study differs from others in that sterilized scrubs were used and only worn inside the healthcare environment (not at home). The conclusion of this pilot study stated: 

Non-Acute Care Doctor and Patient
20 Mar

Getting an appointment with a primary care physician at a non-acute facility has become a huge achievement these days, especially if you’re a new patient.  In Massachusetts, it takes an average of 39 days for a new patient to get an appointment with a family physician and an average of 50 days with an internal medicine physician.1   For the majority of us, that is a substantial time to wait for an appointment considering personal health is not something that should be set on the back burne

Lab coats by Fashion Seal Healthcare
11 Mar

When you see doctors in long or short lab coats, also known as white coats in the healthcare industry, you might think it is just an apparel preference; however, the significance of the white coat length goes beyond functionality or preference. The length of a white coat is typically a sign of someone’s position within a hospital’s hierarchy.

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