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Women & Infants site for premiere of softer hospital gowns called 'Janes'
Date:9/5/2012

Breast cancer runs in Sharon Linder's family her mother and both sisters have had the disease. Between spending time with them in hospitals, participating in studies and having prevention exams done at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Linder has extensive experience with the examination gowns.

"Johnnies," she quips, "are uncomfortable, immodest patient gowns with a rear opening that leaves you exposed and feeling vulnerable. The flimsy, ill-fitting gowns I was given during office visits left me freezing and scrambling to clutch the garment closed.

"For self-preservation, I needed to find a better way."

Linder embarked on a journey to create a patient gown that would be better for women. The result is Jane, which she defines as "a comfortable, dignified patient gown with a front wrap opening that leaves women feeling protected and secure."

Janes will make their debut on October 1 at the Breast Health Center for outpatient visits like infusions and patient exams. They will be offered exclusively here through the end of 2012 but Linder has already been speaking to larger cancer centers across the country about offering the gowns to their patients in the long run. She also sees Janes as being good for female patients in other health care settings like orthopedics, hospital stays and at home during recuperation periods. Linder says they make a unique gift and imagines offering them for sale on the Internet so women could buy their own to bring to appointments.

"This is a statement of care and commitment by the hospital to its patients," says Linder, who spent 30 years working at IBM. "Things as small as a patient robe can contribute to a sense of caring for the patient and Women & Infants is showing tremendous leadership in acknowledging this change as significant."

Although she bills herself as the developer of Janes and not the designer, Linder enlisted input from a variety of sources through the 24-m
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Contact: Susan McDonald
slmcdonald@wihri.org
401-681-2816
Women & Infants Hospital
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