Someone finally got around to designing a hospital gown that doesn’t leave your butt hanging out

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A new hospital gown design could ensure patients don’t break the internet with their butts hanging out.

The Associated Press reports the “Model G” gown looks kind of like a wrap-around robe in order to seal up that drafty backside and free up the hand currently used as a full moon preventer by holding the unattached parts of the gown shut.

Credit for this awesome invention that should have happened decades ago goes to the Henry Ford Innovation Institute. Apparently the folks over there finally realized gowns can be easy to put on without the rear loophole.

The design was first introduced in 2013 on what were probably very grateful patients on a few floors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Since then, the institute has continued making improvements to the gown using feedback from patients and staff.

If anyone complained, it was probably the proctologist.

Plans are being discussed to make 35,000 gowns for use at six Henry Ford Health System hospitals and 29 medical centers. The institute is ready to license the design to other manufacturers to use in other places. Until then patients, just keep balling that robe in your hand.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.