Transforming Care through Innovation

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MaineHealth Innovation builds connections to drive diversity of thought, educates to produce creative problem-solvers and funds to accelerate ideas. By leveraging the ideas, insights and expertise of all care team members to develop novel solutions to our unmet care needs, we are working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.

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Reimagining Hospital Gowns: The NewGown™

Patients with an altered mental status are a common sight on the orthopedic, neurological and trauma units at Maine Medical Center (MMC) where Sara Cox, CNRN, Neuroscience Patient Navigator, has seen patients in consult for six years. These patients often pull at their medical lines and tubes due to discomfort, and many have to wear “mitts” to prevent interruptions to their treatment. Transitional care facilities cannot accept patients wearing mitts, so discharge may be delayed. After witnessing the frustration and sadness of so many patients over the years, Sara was inspired to find a way to help.


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