It’s time to meet Mita! We are thrilled to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Mita Davis, RN, BSN. Mita has been a pediatric nurse for more than 10 years and works in Radiology. Growing up, Mita always enjoyed helping with her aunt’s four children, and she knew from this young age that she wanted to become a pediatric nurse. In fact, her favorite part of being a nurse is that she gets to be herself. A self-described Betty Boop, Mita likes talking to everyone, and it’s evident that her outgoing personality and positive energy touch the lives of the children she cares for as well as their families. As Mita tells us, “You know you’re a nurse when you have that feeling that you’ve helped someone. You know that you’ve done your part, even if it may be a small part.” But after spending time with Mita and sensing the warmth that she brings everywhere she goes, we know that the part she plays in helping those around her is anything but small.
Here are some fun facts about Mita:
- She describes her work as “exciting,” and even though it can be sad at times, it is incredibly fulfilling.
- The bond with her coworkers and their strong sense of teamwork, “make her whole day awesome.”
- Just like her stethoscope, the flower in her hair is one of her must-haves for a day on the job.
- She’s known around the hospital as Superwoman because she once lunged onto a moving train!
Mita calls herself “vivacious,” and it’s clear that her bubbly nature, positive outlook and generous spirit make an impact on the people around her every single day. And once you watch her video, we know she’ll make an impact on you as well.
Love her look? Mita is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Mini Mock Wrap Top in Ceil and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Pull-On Pant in Ceil.
Hi friends! Did you know that May is Critical Care Awareness Month? We are delighted to honor critical care professionals and the incredible work they do each and every day. Patients are admitted to the ICU during the most vulnerable times in their lives, and the scope of knowledge, help and support that critical care workers provide to these patients and their families is beyond compare. Lives are saved every single day. While the care provided is indeed critical, it’s the professionals themselves who are truly key in aiding people during their time of greatest need.
As a way to celebrate and thank critical care professionals, it’s traditional to wear the color blue throughout May. In fact, ICUs are decorated in blue as a way to highlight this special month. Cherokee Uniforms is proud to offer many blue looks that are a perfect way to honor the blue-ribbon professionals working in critical care.
Luxe: Mock Wrap Top in Galaxy Blue
Luxe: Round Neck Pin-Tuck Top in Navy
Cherokee Workwear Originals: Button Front Top in Royal
Cherokee Workwear Originals: Round Neck Top in Teal Blue
Cherokee Workwear Premium: Mock Wrap Top in Caribbean Blue
Cherokee Workwear Premium: Men’s V-Neck Top in Ciel
Flexibles: Mock Wrap Knit Panel Top in Blue Mist
Flexibles: V-Neck Knit Panel Top in Turquoise
Runway: V-Neck Top in Navy
Runway: V-Neck Top in Turquoise
Find the blue that’s right for you, and join us in supporting these heroes of the ICU.
Hi friends! We know you have a wild side, and with spring in full bloom, it’s time to let loose and unleash your inner fashionista. Animal prints are a fashion must, and whether you prefer (or more appropriately pre-fur) a top that’s cheetah-chic or stylish snakeskin, Cherokee has looks you’ll go ape over. We’re always on the hunt to bring you the hottest trends and styles around, so prepare yourself to stand out and get spotted in these standout spotted prints. As Rachel Zoe, celebrity stylist, designer and animal print enthusiast says, “You have to have courage to wear leopard.” So let your inner boldness out of the cage and follow your fashion instincts. Are you ready to roar?
Runway: Spotted In Blue
Runway: You Go Swirl!
Runway: On The Wild Side
Runway: Snake, Rattle & Roll
Flexibles: Cheetah Chic
Flexibles: I’m Wild About You
Flexibles: Jungle Queen
Flexibles: On The Prowl
Flexibles: Love Me Fur-ever
What’s your wild style? Send us your photos! Cherokee always puts you ahead of the pack.
Flexibles: Snake Charmer
Hello friends! Here at Cherokee, we know that medical professionals spend much of their day on their feet. There’s hardly ever time to sit during a shift, so it’s literally time to shift the focus to your feet. You work hard to support and care for your patients, and your shoes should be giving you the support and care you deserve. Our many footwear options combine the most advanced comfort technology with the latest trends and styles today. Our goal is to truly console your soles. So which shoe is the right shoe for you? Well, you know what we mean.
Anywear footwear is just that – perfect for anywhere. Plus you’ll notice the comfort from the first step.
Cherokee footwear is inspired comfort inside and out. Selections like Pamela, Patricia and Angelique provide super-comfy insoles and super-hot designs.
Asics are where athletic style, comfort and color combine in technical performance.
Skechers are known for their memory foam which is like a pillow for your feet. Highly popular and with a pop of color, Skechers embody style with a capital “S.”
Skechers: GO WALK
K-Swiss provides super-stylish support with extra-comfort cushioning from its innovative tube sole. It’s a unique and chic look and feel all rolled into one.
Workwear footwear, with lace-up athletic styles such as Fred and Fran, provides full support with a fashionable flair. Look for the new Fran style with a slip-resistant sole for extra stability.
There’s no better time to jump into our fashion-forward footwear…feet first! We’ve got you covered in comfort from head to toe and take pride in putting you a step ahead.
Want to flaunt your footwear? Send us your pics showing off your favorite footwear picks!
April is all about Alicia! We’re excited to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Alicia Britt, RN. Alicia has been a cardiothoracic ICU nurse for three-and-a-half years and works at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. When she was in nursing school, she knew that she would love to work with children (whom she calls “the little people”), and appropriately, she also knew that she would love to work with the heart. And it really comes as no surprise that it’s Alicia’s heart that shines through in the work that she does. What she enjoys about nursing is the way in which every day is different, every patient is different and every day brings something new to learn. The field of medicine is always changing, and she loves how nursing “keep[s] you on your toes.” And since her coworkers compare her to Speedy Gonzales, we know those toes are moving fast at all times!
In addition to the importance of patience, compassion and a sense of humor on the job, Alicia places a great deal of value on teamwork. In fact, she follows the indispensable advice that she learned during a rotation that, “you’re only as good as your weakest link.” When people work together in an open, honest environment and are never afraid to ask questions or ask for help, it makes everybody stronger. That’s a message that comes straight from the heart.
Here are some fun facts about Alicia:
- She loves her 49ers!
- Her badge has bells on it that were a gift from a coworker. Now everyone knows when she’s coming around the corner.
- She takes care of children of all ages, from newborns to 20-year-olds.
- Details mean so much to her because the smallest changes, such as a slight change in a heart rate, can make all the difference in the ICU.
Alicia says that no matter how stressful the situations she faces may be, it’s important to be able to “smile at the end of the day.” And when you watch Alicia’s video, we know you’ll be smiling, too.
Love her look? Alicia is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Round Neck Top in Teal Blue and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Flare Leg Drawstring Pant in Teal Blue.
Hi friends! Have you met the Hospital Critterz? They’re the cute, fun and exciting characters adored by children, parents and pediatric caregivers alike, as featured on the national daytime talk show, “The Doctors.” And now the Hospital Critterz have a starring role on their very own scrub tops.
Based on the Hospital Critterz children’s book series by Stacey Laura Lloyd, the Hospital Critterz characters help children feel more at ease in a hospital setting while also highlighting the amazing work that healthcare professionals do each and every day. As neonatal nurse Terri Forehand, RN, writes, “The nurse in me loves this book, and the parent in me thinks this is a magical adventure that kids will love to read.” Now’s the time to share the Hospital Critterz with your little patients.
Get your copy on Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com!
For more about the Hospital Critterz, visit their website, Facebook page and blog.
Plus, be on the lookout for more Hospital Critterz books and scrub top designs coming your way!
What comes to mind when you think of spring? Flowers blooming? Birds chirping? Gardens growing? One thing is for sure: after a long, cold winter, spring is a welcome time of rejuvenation. And what better way to rejuvenate and replenish than to start with your very own work wardrobe. Here at Cherokee, we’re inspired by the exciting changes that spring brings around us. We enjoy celebrating this time of year with bright colors, special designs and fun prints. When it comes to spring, looking great is always in season!
Here are some of our favorite spring-themed scrub tops that are bound to put a spring in your step.
Flexibles: Pretty Blooms
Flexibles: Wherever You Grow
Flexibles: Garden Soiree
Flexibles: Butterflies In The Mist
Runway: Flutter Garden
Runway: Springtime Serenade
Runway: Spring Forward
Scrub H.Q.: Flight Club
Scrub H.Q.: Buzzy Bodies
Scrub H.Q.: Tropical Blend
Scrub H.Q.: Sunnyside
Where do you look for seasonal inspiration? Send us a photo of you and/or your coworkers in your favorite spring colors and prints.
Small? Tall? Where do you measure up? Cherokee Uniforms knows that you have a style all your own, which is why we offer more sizes and colors than any other scrub brand and have a full range of options designed specifically for you. But don’t just take our word for it! Ask Shaytonya Tolbert and her coworkers at the VA Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina:
“My long legged colleagues and I have been in search for years for a fabric that feels good but also hangs and fits well with our height, and we have. We LOVE the Cherokee Workwear Stretch 4222T [Drawstring Pant]….The length is actually long enough for us, and we no longer feel like we are wearing high water scrub pants. The feel of these pants is so nice that I’m able to wear them straight from work to run errands, and they feel and look more like a dress pant than scrubs. We LOVE them and want to applaud you for a job well done. FINALLY A NICE PANT FOR US TALL GALS.”
Isn’t it time you LOVE your scrubs?
Much like Shaytonya and her team of “VA Vascular gals,” we have the perfect fit for your figure. Here are more of our favorite options that look and feel fabulous in every size!
Cherokee Workwear Originals V-Neck Top in Citrus Green: XXS-5XL
Cherokee Workwear Originals Drawstring Pant in Citrus Green: XXS-3XL, Petite: XXS-2XL and Tall: XXS-2XL
Luxe Snap Front Warm-Up Jacket in Galaxy Blue: XXS-5XL
Luxe Low-Rise Drawstring Pant in Galaxy Blue: XXS-5XL, Petite: XXS-2XL and Tall: XS-2XL
Flexibles V-Neck Knit Panel Top in Pewter: XS-5XL
Flexibles Mid-Rise Knit Waist Pull-On Pant: XS-5XL, Petite: XS-2XL and Tall: S-2XL
Welcome to the Cherokee Blog! This is where we’ll be chatting about all things Cherokee, and we’re delighted to start off the New Year by announcing the 10-year anniversary of Cherokee Workwear. You have made Cherokee Workwear Originals and Cherokee Workwear Premium favorites of yours (and ours) over the past 10 years, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your continued support. We have dedicated ourselves to providing you with the utmost comfort and care, much in the same way that you have dedicated yourself to providing the highest levels of comfort and care for your patients. Thanks for all that you do, times 10! As Mike Singer, CEO, states, “It’s an honor to serve healthcare professionals who work day in, day out to make a difference in patients’ lives.”
So what’s the story behind the scrubs? Susan Nunez, EVP of Merchandising, tells us that the objective of Workwear was to combine the best fabric and the best construction. Described as a “workhorse,” Cherokee Workwear was designed to be extremely durable and carefree, non-fading and wrinkle-free, and available in myriad sizes, colors and styles for a vast range of wearable options. It’s clearer than ever that the work put into creating Cherokee Workwear just plain works.
The best part of reaching this 10-year milestone is that there is much more excitement to come. Be sure to check back soon for the first installment of our new series, Cherokee Heroes. We have the privilege of introducing you to 10 amazing nurses from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) who show us every day what it truly means to give, and whose work ethic embodies Cherokee Workwear at its core: strength, authenticity and dependability. We look forward to sharing their remarkable stories.
And in honor of our 10-year anniversary, here’s a sneak peek at 10 Cherokee Workwear looks for the New Year. Can you say, perfect 10?
We are thrilled to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Bill Kenny. He has been a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for eight years, and he works in information technology. Because of his clinical experience on the floor, Bill was recruited to help design the EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system so that the process is conducive to the nursing workflow. In fact, hospitals nationwide have made a big push toward EMR, and this couldn’t be possible without the knowledge, insight and expertise of nurses like Bill.
Bill has had a unique career path, as he used to be a comedy writer. And it’s clear that his sense of humor still shines through. He sometimes thinks of himself as a cartoon character who brings his comedy to work and tries to make his coworkers laugh. He’s found that his comedy, “really helps when times are tough and things get tense.” Bill tells us that he’s learned many important lessons throughout his nursing career, including just how precious every day is and not to take time for granted. And no matter what, “even in the most serious circumstances, everybody needs to laugh.”
Here are some fun facts about Bill:
- He describes his work as precise, important and exciting.
- His favorite part of being a pediatric nurse is that he gets to see kids every day who are just being themselves. This can’t help but bring a smile to his face.
- His heroes are his parents, colleagues and the nurses who have gone before him.
- He is inspired by and in awe of the amazing nurses he works with.
Bill calls working in nursing the “best reality show on Earth,” where people face challenges and are able to conquer them. We’d like to thank Bill for being one of the true heroes on this “show!”
To learn more about Bill, be sure to check out his video.
Love his look? Bill is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Premium Core Stretch Men’s V-Neck Top in Caribbean Blue and Cherokee Workwear Premium Core Stretch Men’s Drawstring Cargo Pants in Khaki.