Recent reports have shown that more than 300 companies have moved production back to the United States since 2010, creating about 240,000 new jobs. As a result, that “Made in USA” label (though still rare) is slowly making its way back onto more products. “Designing, manufacturing, and distributing medical products
ATLANTA, GA | June 9, 2020 — Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows (STP), innovators behind the unique therapeutic pillows provided by hospitals nationwide for surgery patients, has been acquired by ASP Global, experts in direct sourcing, cost management and clinician-led product innovation. Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows was the inventor of the original heart
Shawnee Fischer Christensen: I wanted to share our story. Your pillows not only bring your patients comfort but also a grieving spouse who unexpectedly lost the love of their life after needing heart surgery at age 47. My best friend, husband, and father. Today marks six months that my heart
“My pillow is my badge of honor.” After 31 years of working in the corporate world, Skip Sturtz decided it was time to pay his success forward and pursue his calling to save a life as a living kidney donor. Here’s his story. Skip’s Story Skip Sturtz is what some
Eric Douglas leads an active life. He is a traveler, a scuba diver, and a former CPR and dive instructor. When he began exhibiting symptoms of cardiac problems, the reality was too difficult to bear. After a heart attack and failed stress test, Eric went through an intense cardiac surgery.
After undergoing a cardiac procedure such as open-heart surgery, patients can experience great discomfort. Because the chest cavity is split open during the operation, simple actions such as laughing, sneezing, and coughing can be extremely painful post-op. Therapeutic pillows can be extremely effective for reducing these pains while the chest
I found out Mason had hypoplastic left heart syndrome when I was 24 weeks pregnant. The doctors told me that he would need a series of 3 heart surgeries, the Norwood, Glenn, and Fontan. Mason was born at Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee. He had his first heart surgery when he
“[My pillow] is so awesome, and I used it all the time.” When you need a liver transplant, the waiting is hard. But Jasmine never gave up hope. What she didn’t realize until later was her Shumsky Therapeutic Pillow turned out to be an important recovery tool. Here’s her story.
“[The lung pillow] was such a nice gesture. It was something different that was his size and only for him.” Jennifer Ashby has struggled with congenital heart defects since she was young, so she’s no stranger to its difficulties. But when her 18-month-old son had open heart surgery for Atrial
“I would literally panic if I misplaced [my pillow], left it in another room.” On her way to a relaxing session at her regular nail salon, Gail’s life changed dramatically. A massive heart attack lead to bypass surgery, an overwhelming medical situation she hadn’t suspected or ever considered. Here is
“[My pillow] was a badge of honor. It symbolized everything I’d been through.” Sometimes heart failure is not a result of lifestyle choices; in fact, a fluke outside your control can cause it. In Brandi’s case, an infection from a brief stay in a hospital settled in her heart, causing
“Before you have surgery, try to get one of these pillows.” Sometimes complications crop up after one surgery that take you down a completely different path. Bill Hamilton was in the hospital recovering from lung cancer surgery when his lung collapsed and he had to have a lobectomy. He said