What if the next time you went to the receive healthcare at a clinic or hospital, you came out with an idea to improve the patient's experience? That's what Cinde Dolphin did.
She's a 4x cancer survivor and CEO/founder of KILI Medical Drain Carrier. Between surgeries, she went to a dollar store to begin prototyping a device that would improve her experience as a patient.
Her nurse team loved it. Her doctors loved it. What followed was her journey into entrepreneurship in life sciences.
Cinde shares her with story, which is an inspiring one, from patient to founder.
Cinde Dolphin is the CEO and founder of KILI Medical Drain Carrier. She's also a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators. She likes to challenge the status quo. She's a four time cancer survivor and she's been through nine surgeries.
Her malady was a catalyst to create a simple, yet elegant solution to manage post-op drains and improve upon the 50 year old conventional protocol, which involved attaching drains using safety pins.
Cinde enjoys speaking to the medical community, as well as to the general public about the importance of patient innovations or from their experience, the insights they gain, create solutions, which help others with the same medical issues that they suffered. These former patients are determined that others will not have to contend with the problems that they had, and she believes truly in paying it forward.
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