Our Latest Apron Innovations
AN INFUSION OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE YIELDS NEW DESIGNS
Our innovative radiation protection equipment has recently hit the market
“Ounces equal pounds, pounds equal pain” is an old military saying that our customers understand from personal experience. That’s why we redesigned our regular vest and drastically cut its weight; it is now 0.8 pounds lighter on average, but still offers the same comprehensive radiation protection. At the beginning of the summer, we released our new zipper vest, which eliminates closure flaps and buckles, making it among the lightest vests available in the industry.
Our new protective apparel designs result from an infusion of clinical experience and fresh leadership at Burlington Medical.
STEPHANIE PHILLIPS FOCUSES ON THE MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH OF PROVIDERS
With more than 25 years of critical care and IR experience to back her leadership in both domestic and international medical device sales, Stephanie provides a clinical perspective that is entirely unique in our industry. She has been directing our efforts for holistic radiation protection in both product development and sales for the past 11 months. She ensures that from wearables to barriers, we not only have the best available radiation protection products, we also have the expertise to improve the radiation safety of any operating environment—down to the smallest detail.
“After working for years as a Cath Lab Specialist/RN and Critical Care RN, I lived the risks of radiation exposure that many providers face. I have also felt the musculoskeletal strain that results from wearing radiation protection apparel for hours a day, day after day. I have worked with providers who have had to limit or even eliminate their time on the job in the procedure room due to the necessity to manage pain and continued damage to their musculoskeletal system from years of wearing protective apparel. We don’t want to see that happen. We want to see providers working in the positions for which they have expertise for the lifetime of their careers, without limitations, and without long-term health problems.”
Burlington Medical has made a strategic commitment to focus on the issue of musculoskeletal strain by redesigning protective aprons to minimize weight without sacrificing radiation protection. Stephanie Phillips has been instrumental not just in pushing an agenda of reducing musculoskeletal strain, but also contributing to new product designs to meet the challenge.
LEE ANN FACHKO IS NOW THE CEO OF BURLINGTON MEDICAL
Lee Ann’s extensive sales and service background in healthcare with a strong focus on radiology/imaging, gives her a deeper connection to our customers and the applications that Burlington Medical’s products support. Starting as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lee Ann quickly became known for her strategic mindset and commitment to improving provider health.
“We see clear opportunities for innovation in the industry of radiation protection by introducing designs that reduce garment weight and fit better. This year, we will be pushing our tailored apron harder. Burlington Medical is the only manufacturer out there creating truly made-to-order protective aprons. While another company may offer to add or reduce length from an off-the-shelf apron to accommodate a short or tall provider, our artisans actually create an individual pattern for an apron based on the provider’s measurements. The result is a fully-protective apron that is not only more comfortable to wear but greatly reduces musculoskeletal strain.”
Stay tuned for exciting product launches in the very near future!
Eliminate Excess Weight—Maximize Protection
Cut precisely for the perfect fit without an extra ounce of lead, you’ll never want to wear a stock apron again.