Health system rolling out 35,000 gowns to cover rears
Detroit — A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a hospital gown that aims to offer more style and fix a lack of rear coverage by other gowns.
Resembling a wrap-around robe, the “Model G” gown closes the once-drafty back, using adjustable snaps on the front and along the shoulders. Henry Ford Health System says Thursday that more than 35,000 gowns are going to its hospitals this month.
The gown is made by Michigan-based Carhartt from a cotton-poplin blend for improved comfort. It was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. A version was introduced in 2013 and a revised design was unveiled last year.
The gown’s “Model G” name is a tribute to auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and his Model T.