New hospital gown helps patients cover up

May 14, 2009 A nurse got fed up with traditional gowns that leave patients exposed and have ties that are tough to reach. She created a new gown that goes on like a poncho with openings on the side and it ties in the front.

It's designed for easy access in emergency situations and it keeps patients covered.

An Idaho hospital will be the first to test the gowns next month.

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