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Ginger’s Story


“My pillow made all the difference in the world. I still use it today.”

Nothing’s simple when you’re facing open heart surgery for mitral valve disease. Ginger Walden Jinnette was in her 60s when her cardiologist said she needed mitral valve replacement surgery. Here’s her story.


Ginger knew she had pneumonia when she was a child, but […]

Ginger’s Story2020-05-30T11:10:17-04:00

Why do I need a Heart Pillow?



So you or a loved one are about to undergo open heart surgery. Upon doing your research, you notice pictures and recommendations of a Heart Pillow after surgery. But why do you need one?

The most important benefit of The Original Heart Pillow™ […]

Why do I need a Heart Pillow?2019-01-11T14:19:23-05:00

Team Heart Rwanda


Team Heart Rwanda

When a child in the US is diagnosed with strep throat, they’re typically prescribed a round of antibiotics and recover without complication. The same cannot be said for children in developing countries. Often time’s infections go untreated and result in Rheumatic Heart Disease. RHD […]

Team Heart Rwanda2018-02-06T09:26:56-05:00

Gift Ideas for Open Heart Surgery Patients


Has a family member or friend of yours recently had open heart surgery? If so, you may be wondering what kinds of gifts are appropriate during their recovery. We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a few thoughtful gift ideas that are great for patients during their stay in the hospital and their […]

Gift Ideas for Open Heart Surgery Patients2018-02-06T09:27:09-05:00

Therapeutic Kidney Pillow Featured on The Ellen Show


Grab a tissue! Last week one of our Therapeutic Pillows employees was feeling under the weather at home. She happened to have The Ellen DeGeneres Show on when her husband saw a familiar looking pillow on one of the guest’s laps. Sure enough, it was one of our kidney pillows! The guest, Amanda […]

Therapeutic Kidney Pillow Featured on The Ellen Show2015-08-24T17:26:46-04:00

Have You Heard?


It’s official! We recently conducted a survey among 1200 of our wonderful Therapeutic Pillows customers to find out what they find most valuable and beneficial in our pillow lines for their patients and for their organization. Over 75% of customers feel the overall value our pillows deliver is “excellent to very good” while a […]

Have You Heard?2017-02-09T22:38:46-05:00

Health Related Technology Inventions


Nearly 30 years ago, Shumsky invented the Shumsky Therapeutic Pillow to provide uniform sternal support, pain reduction, education, and emotional support to recovering heart surgery patients.   The Shumsky Therapeutic Pillow solved a problem that surgeons had regarding heart surgery patients and their need for increased sternal support throughout recovery.  As we remember the development […]

Health Related Technology Inventions2017-02-09T22:38:46-05:00

Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows Donates Mother and Baby Pillows to the “Big Latch On”


Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows is excited to support the Culpeper, VA Big Latch On event by donating their Mother and Baby Pillow as a prize for event attendees.  The Culpeper Big Latch On event will take place at Yowell Meadow Park in Culpeper, VA on August 3rd at 10:00 am.

The Mother and Baby Pillow from […]

Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows Donates Mother and Baby Pillows to the “Big Latch On”2017-02-09T22:38:46-05:00

Therapeutic Pillows heads to the “Paris of the North”


The Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows team is headed north to Montreal, Canada for the 2013 AAHFN Conference.  The theme of the 9th annual American Association of Heart Failure Nurses conference is “Montreal: A heart Beat Away: Expanding the Heart Failure Community.”   This year’s conference takes place June 27th-29th at the Le Centre Sheraton […]

Therapeutic Pillows heads to the “Paris of the North”2018-03-20T10:33:41-04:00

See You in Boston


The Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows team is headed to Boston for the AACN’s 2013 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition.  The 2013 NTI conference is being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center May 20th – 23rd with preconferences May 18th – 19th.

The Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows team is excited to be part […]

See You in Boston2015-08-24T18:20:33-04:00

Celebrate National Nurses Week


Happy National Nurses Week! This year May 6th – 12th has been designated as National Nurse’s Week, a great time to show appreciation for nurses and all that they do.  Whether they are assisting surgeons in an operation, helping doctors take vitals from a patient, or bring patients items like cardiac pillows following surgery, […]

Celebrate National Nurses Week2017-02-09T22:38:46-05:00