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Patrice Gutierrez

last updated 4/21/2018

Patrice Gutierrez

Co Owner at kangaweardesign.com

Location:
4644 Stanford Ave. STE 100, Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
HQ Phone:
(940) 867-2646

General Information

Experience

Registered Nurse Bsn Ibclc Rlc - United Regional Health Care System Inc

Education

BSN

Recent News  

Our Story | Easy-to-Use Shirt for Skin-to-Skin Contact

Patrice Gutierrez and Carol Osborne-Crow are the founders and owners of KangaWear Design, LLC, makers of MyRoo Tube, an easy to use top for Skin-to-Skin Contact.
After working with mothers and babies for many years, Patrice and Carol discovered there was a need for a product that mothers could use with their babies during Skin-to-Skin Contact. So Patrice and Carol came together and brainstormed ideas for a top that would assist mothers and babies with safe Skin-to-Skin Contact. Using the cash and prizes from the competition and assistance from friends, Carol and Patrice launched their business, marketing MyRoo Tube to mothers and hospitals. Patrice Gutierrez RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC, CKC Patrice is a co-founder and co-owner of KangaWear Design, LLC. he has been a registered nurse in the mother baby unit at United Regional Health Care System in Wichita Falls, TX for 20 years and a Registered Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant for 19 years. She has experience working with moms and babies in Labor & Delivery, Special Care Nursery, Postpartum, and Pediatrics. At United Regional, Patrice develops breastfeeding prenatal classes, provides Breastfeeding Educator Programs for the staff, and writes policies and procedures for the Mother Baby Unit. She serves on several committees: Joint Commission Perinatal Core Measure Committee, Newborn Fall Prevention Committee, Unit Practice Council, and is the team leader of the Texas 10 Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Collaborative. Together Carol and Patrice are helping moms all over spend quality Skin-to-Skin Contact time with their little ones.

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NICHQ.Org | QI Tips: Leadership Engagement is Critical to the Success of Improvement Efforts

Patrice Gutierrez, RN, IBCLC, the team leader at United Regional Health Care System in Wichita Falls, Texas, used the hospital's mission of providing excellence in healthcare in local communities to garner support for participating in the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative.
The collaborative is a project by NICHQ, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Texas Woman, Infants and Children Program to improve service delivery and create settings where a woman's choice to breastfeed can be best supported, with the goal of increasing exclusive breastfeeding. "Our CEO is focused on the idea of providing excellence. Excellence can only be done by using evidence-based practices," says Gutierrez. Gutierrez says she has shared press releases and e-newsletters about the project, an article from a local newsletter about being selected for the project, and data on how successfully implementing the program would raise patient satisfaction scores.

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