The SHOWER SHIRT® Co. principal/inventor, Lisa F. Crites,
was selected as a Patient Innovation award recipient from Catolica University School
of Business & Economics, Lisbon, Portugal.
The only American-based organization receiving the award for ‘Patient Innovation,’ winners were chosen from a pool of more than 200 innovation eligible products. The advisory board, a combination of faculty professors from the U.S. and Europe selected six winners based on Caregiver, Collaborator, and Patient Innovation.
The SHOWER SHIRT, a patented, water-resistant garment which protects against the risk of post-surgical infections after chest surgery was introduced to the US market in 2011; the product is exported to Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, and Austria.
The inspiration behind the creation came after Crites was told she could not shower after mastectomy surgery due to post-surgical drains. “I began looking for a water-resistant garment for protection, nothing existed so I utilized a trash bag,” said Crites, The SHOWER SHIRT principal/inventor. “Insulted by showering in a plastic trash bag, I felt a product should be created for future mastectomy patients.”
Four-years later, The SHOWER SHIRT is a Class 1 Medical Device; sold at Walmart.com, AMAZON, CureDiva, Health Products for You, mastectomy boutiques and hospital-based retail locals across the United States.
“My goal was to make women feel better after the physical trauma of having their breasts amputated,” Crites added. “It stands to reason when a patient feels better physically, they will feel better emotionally, and something severely needed after breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy surgery.”
The product is also utilized for hemodialysis patients, bariatric and transplant patients; hernia, external defibrillator, rotator cuff surgery patients and also patients needing wound vacs, infusion pumps, and central lines. For additional information on Patient Innovation, go to https://patient-innovation.com, for more information on The SHOWER SHIRT, go to www.theshowershirt.com.
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About The Shower Shirt Co LLC:
The Shower Shirt Co. was founded by a breast cancer patient who underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy. Frustrated with the prohibition of showering until her surgical drains were removed, she created a Shower Shirt. A product designed to restrict water from coming into the surgical drain sites. The company is located in Cocoa Beach FL USA. For further information please contact:
Lisa F Crites. Principal
Shower Shirt Co LLCs
22 W Point Dr
Cocoa Beach FL USA 32931
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