More hospitals using new type of patient gown

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that approximately “1,700 facilities … are now using” a new type of hospital gown. The new gown is known as Bair Paws.

According to the Inquirer, “a machine blows warm air between layers of paper — actually a DuPont fabric made of wood fibers, polypropylene, and polyester — in the gown to keep patients toasty before, during, and after surgery.”

These “gowns, which … cost about $15 each, not only make patients feel better — doctors say they also help them heal better.”

Sales are soaring according to Jami Collins, a senior product manager at Arizant Inc., the company that makes the gowns.

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