Whether you're a patient or a visitor at Trinity Hospital or Trinity Clinics, you may notice something different about the way the medical professionals are dressed.
Carla Burbidge tells about the new uniform dress code in this week's Eye on Health.
R-N's and LPNS are dressed in gray scrubs. It's chocolate brown for the radiation therapists and its blue for the phlebotomists. These are three of several color schemes. Trinity Health recently went to a system of uniformity.
Thomas Clark 6th Floor Nurse, " it makes it easy to roll out of bed, and get dressed in the dark"
Many hospitals around the country have adopted dress codes. The reason is: patient satisfaction. Making it easier for the patient who needs assistance.
Dawn Brown Radiology " Before I would get asked to do some jobs that a nurse is needed for, this seems simple , if the patients realize who they need"
It took many months to adopt the new dress code, as departments voted on their color, and staff had to purchase new scrubs. Its an adjustment for everyone involved.
Dawn Brown " some people were resistant but changes takes time, it will work out well"
Because its all about the best interests of the patients. For Eye on Health I'm Carla Burbidge.