Check out Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday Nurses Week 2015 Contest…

Uniform Advantage Nurses Week 2015 Win It Wednesday Contest

Nurses Week has officially started and we are ready to celebrate you!

We at UA think that you guys are awesome and truly inspirational! As our CEO, Susan Masimore said, “You dedicate so much time, energy and heart into making sure those who need you are cared for and protected.” Thanks for another great year!

To begin the celebrations, enter our Win it Wednesday contest for a chance to win a $100 UA Gift Card!

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Win-It-Wednesday contest post on your own wall.

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this question: What is your favorite medical scrubs brand and why?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: What is your favorite medical scrubs brand and why?

Once all Facebook comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post as well as all Blog comments, we will randomly choose 1 winner, who will then receive their gift of a $100 UA Gift Card!

 

The contest ends Thursday 7th May, 2014 at 12PM EST and we will announce the winner the same day on our Facebook page and in this Blog post.

 

Eligibility:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation and have a phenomenal Week ahead!

More than Just a Nurse….

Nurses are Superheroes. Happy Nurses Week!

Nurses are the underlying tempo of the healthcare system and contribute to the innate rhythm that flows through it. They are the first ones you see before the doctor attends to you, and they make you feel comfortable from the time they greet you with “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon.”

Nursing is a “by the people, for the people” profession. It encompasses matters of the body, heart and soul. Like a domino effect, they add their special touches and spread their compassion throughout the entire facility. What is beautiful about the nursing profession is that it is universal and nurses can transfer their skills and add value anywhere in the world!

Whether these nurses work in ambulatory, cardiac care, correctional facilities, forensics, pediatrics, geriatrics, or traveling around the world, these men and women have an impact on their respective corners of the world, and are all here to help us be stronger and wiser. Our health is truly our wealth!

Have you ever thought of the environment they work in? It is fast paced, dynamic, team oriented, emotional and very physical. In addition to being able to cope with a physically demanding work environment, nurses have the brains too! Nurses are smart, organized, proactive, reactive, and are great collaborators and drivers of change!

Nurses are Angels. Happy Nurses Week!

With Nurses Week 2015 starting today, Uniform Advantage is giving you a huge shout out! Thank you for all of your hard work and taking great care of us.

You are truly the “Wind Beneath our Wings” and we dedicate this song to you!

 

Enter Uniform Advantage’s 30th Anniversary Giveaway Contest!

Uniform Advantage is celebrating 30 years in the Medical Scrubs business

Happy 30th Anniversary UA!

We are so excited to celebrate this meaningful milestone!

Uniform Advantage is celebrating 30 Years as a retailer of medical scrubs, nursing shoes and accessories! Starting with 1 retail store in Florida in 1985, we have grown to 30 stores across the U.S. and launched a global e-commerce and catalog division. We feature 29 brands including our very own: Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA®, Best Buy and Advantage by UA™. Our customers are our Singular Focus and we look forward to outfitting you and your teams for the next 30+ Years! Thanks to our hard working employees and fun business partners, we have built a strong foundation!

To give back and say thanks, we are treating our fans with a Celebrate 30 Years of UA Giveaway contest!

By participating on our Facebook page from March 16th through April 12th, 3 winners will win a $30 giftcard to get their favorite scrubs! HURRY – the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win!

The contest launches 3/16 and ends 4/12 at midnight EST. We will announce the winners every Monday.

How can you earn points for this Celebrate 30 Years of UA Giveaway Contest?

Entering is Easy and only 3 steps:

  • “Like” our Uniform Advantage Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/uascrubs
  • Enter into our “Celebrate 30 Years of UA Giveaway Contest” using the App at the top of our Facebook timeline
  • Contribute on our Facebook timeline through comments and “likes”

Facebook Contest Rules:

Daily Comment and Posting Limit

  • In order to avoid any person getting banned due to their comment amount, the following limits are in place: comment on our Facebook page up to 3 times per day and/or “like” a comment, picture, or post up to 4 times per day.

Post Relevance to Topic

  • Points are awarded based on quality, so stay on topic and make comments relevant to the wall posts posted by Uniform Advantage.

Winner Eligibility

  • This contest is open to contestants who are 18 or older, reside in the United States, and are actively employed in or are pursuing a degree in the medical field. Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the past 6 months are not eligible. Uniform Advantage employees are not eligible.

*We reserve the right to modify the rules and the contest at any time without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are Points Calculated?

  • Facebook posts, comments and likes are all worth 1 point each, but don’t just try to create the most posts and comments. Your score is weighted by the quality of your participation.
  • Higher quality activity (on topic and engages with the community) will earn extra points.
  • Lower quality activity (off topic and spam) will earn fewer points.
  • Having consistent activity over time is more valuable that repeatedly performing the same action.

How Long Does it Take for Points to Update?

  • Please be patient…there is a time lag between your actions (commenting or liking) and when your point total changes. It takes between 12-24 hours depending on various factors for these actions to translate into leaderboard points.

What are the Prizes?

  • 1 grand prize winner each week will receive a $50 UA gift card PLUS a mystery prize!
  • 2 random contestants each week we will receive a mystery prize!

Post Restrictions

  • If a contestant goes over the daily posting limit, they will be warned. If excessive posting continues, they will be disqualified from the contest. The Contest Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify participants who post spam, offensive or inappropriate language, and/or aren’t actively employed in or pursuing a degree in the medical field.

The more your participate, the higher your chances of winning!

Good Luck!

Uniform Advantage's 30th Anniversary Celebrate 30 Years of UA Giveaway contest

Introducing our UA FAN-tastic Holiday Contest: A Month of Mystery!!

Uniform Advantage FAN-tastic Holiday Contest: A Month of Mystery!

The holidays are a time to be thankful and all about giving, and here at Uniform Advantage, we are thankful for all of our fans, customers, and clients!

To give back and say thanks, we are treating our fans with a FAN-tastic Holiday Contest!

By participating on our Facebook page through the month of December, you could win some great mystery prizes! HURRY – the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win!

The contest launches 12/1 and ends 12/26 at midnight EST. We will announce the winners every Monday.

How can you earn points for this FAN-tastic Contest?

Entering is Easy and only 3 steps:

  • “Like” our Uniform Advantage Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/uascrubs
  • Enter into our “FAN-tastic Contest” using the App at the top of our Facebook timeline
  • Contribute on our Facebook timeline through comments and “likes”

Facebook Contest Rules:

Daily Comment and Posting Limit

  • In order to avoid any person getting banned due to their comment amount, the following limits are in place: comment on our Facebook page up to 3 times per day and/or “like” a comment, picture, or post up to 4 times per day.

Post Relevance to Topic

  • Points are awarded based on quality, so stay on topic and make comments relevant to the wall posts posted by Uniform Advantage.

Winner Eligibility

  • This contest is open to contestants who are 18 or older, reside in the United States, and are actively employed in or are pursuing a degree in the medical field. Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the past 6 months are not eligible. Uniform Advantage employees are not eligible.

*We reserve the right to modify the rules and the contest at any time without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are Points Calculated?

  • Facebook posts, comments and likes are all worth 1 point each, but don’t just try to create the most posts and comments. Your score is weighted by the quality of your participation.
  • Higher quality activity (on topic and engages with the community) will earn extra points.
  • Lower quality activity (off topic and spam) will earn fewer points.
  • Having consistent activity over time is more valuable that repeatedly performing the same action.

How Long Does it Take for Points to Update?

  • Please be patient…there is a time lag between your actions (commenting or liking) and when your point total changes. It takes between 12-24 hours depending on various factors for these actions to translate into leaderboard points.

What are the Prizes?

  • 1 grand prize winner each week will receive a $50 UA gift card PLUS a mystery prize!
  • 2 random contestants each week we will receive a mystery prize!

Post Restrictions

  • If a contestant goes over the daily posting limit, they will be warned. If excessive posting continues, they will be disqualified from the contest. The Contest Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify participants who post spam, offensive or inappropriate language, and/or aren’t actively employed in or pursuing a degree in the medical field.

The more your participate, the higher your chances of winning!

Good Luck!

Uniform Advantage's FAN-tastic Holiday Contest: A Month of Mystery

Brighten up your Holiday Wardrobe with these Holiday Scrub Prints!

Thanksgiving is 2 days away….the Holidays right after! It is a time of fun, happiness, family and friends getting together more and for our healthcare workers, who will be sacrificing personal pleasure to be on call during the Holidays….they will be celebrating at their wards with their medical family at work.

We have listed 9 holiday scrub prints to add some pop and flair to your Holiday wardrobe!

Most of these prints are ON SALE!! Stock up now!

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Bundle Up Hunter Print Scrub Top

UA Bundle Up Hunter Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Bundle Up Wine Print Scrub Top

UA Bundle Up Wine Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Chilling Out Penguins Royal Print Scrub Top

UA Chilling Out Penguins Royal Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Cosmic Snowflakes Black Print Scrub Top

UA Cosmic Snowflakes Black Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Foxy Christmas Navy Print Scrub Top

UA Foxy Christmas Navy Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Light My World White Print Scrub Top

UA Light My World White Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Skating Snowmen Blue Print Scrub Top

UA Skating Snowmen Blue Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Snow Season Red Print Scrub Top

UA Snow Season Red Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage's holiday scrub prints - UA Snowboarding Snowmen White Print Scrub Top

UA Snowboarding Snowmen White Print Scrub Top

 What excites you about the Holidays?? We would love to hear!

What did you just call me? A satire about nursing uniforms….

Written by our Chief Operating Officer, John Janenda

We tend to get excited about what we do here at Uniform Advantage (UA) and recently someone from our design team was fired up about the huge ‘variety’ in our nursing uniforms.’

One of the copywriters (an English major) said, ‘That’s kind of oxymoronic.’

The designer (NOT an English major), said, ‘What did just you call me??’

She was a little hopped up on pumpkin spiced latte and I thought she might be ready to take it to the next level, so I quickly stepped in and said, ‘No, no.  He means that it’s somewhat paradoxical, that despite the fact that we sell medical uniforms, we have a gigantic selection of body styles, fabrics, colors and scrub prints that our customers can choose from.’

Apparently ‘paradoxical’ didn’t clear things up, so I continued.

‘An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side, like when you say something is ‘awfully good’, or ‘pretty ugly.’

‘See, when most people consider uniforms, they think ‘boring’ uninspired, dull, and uncomfortable.  I mean, just look up the word uniform in a thesaurus and see what you get:

  • Rigid
  • Inflexible
  • Normal
  • Regular
  • Monolithic

‘I mean, ‘yuck!’  Who wants to be associated with that?  Imagine if you had to wear a rigid, inflexible, monolithic UNIFORM to work every day.’  That’s the way a lot of our customers feel.

This made her pale a little, as she is something of a fashionista around here.

‘But at UA, we have so many great body styles, fabrics and colors to choose from that even when you are being asked to ‘blend in,’ you can still ‘stand out.’  And there’s nothing moronic about that!

That settled things down quite a bit and we were able to go back to work.

If you are being asked to standardize your uniform, or just feel boxed in by the choices in front of you, ask your uniform coordinator to check out Uniform Advantage’s full suite of professional programs.  They have been designed specifically to enhance your brand AND make you feel great in your uniform.  We think that’s awfully good.

 Have the unenviable task of managing uniforms for your team?  Let us know what ‘great pains’ you have endured to make it all come together?

Your One Stop Shop for all your Medical Scrub needs that supports your branding initiatives...visit www.uniformadvantage.com

November, Movember – raising Men’s Health Awareness one mustache at a time….

November, Movember - raising Men’s Health Awareness one mustache at a time....

Welcome to fall, where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping and mustaches are….. growing?? That’s right!

November is now Movember or, “No-Shave November” as we used to call it; a whole month dedicated to, you guessed it, MUSTACHES! Well, not quite. The Movember Movement was created to bring awareness to men’s health issues including: prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. This awesome movement is led by The Movember Foundation: a leading global organization dedicated to changing the face of men’s heath.

So you want to take part?

Here’s how it works:

Mo Bros (men who support Movember) first register on The Movember Foundation’s page. They then start off the month of November clean-shaven, and continue to grow and maintain their mustache for the entire month of November while raising money for a great cause.

Ladies, you can take part as well. Mo Sistas (women who support Movember) are encouraged to get involved by registering, creating or joining a team, raising funds and talking to the men in their lives about men’s health.

In addition to growing a spectacular Connoisseur mustache, men (and women too!) in the medical field can sport the I Mustache You Sesame Street Unisex Scrub Top by Cherokee Uniforms all month long.

Cherokee Tooniforms I Mustache You Unisex Print Scrub Top, Style #  CK6876SM

Why is Movember so important?

Bringing awareness about men’s health issues is the first step to prevention. What the Movember Movement is trying to accomplish is sparking the conversation about the these important issues men are facing today. Below are a few facts you should know.

  • 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer, and approximately 28,000 men will die from the disease this year.
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men ages 15-35.
  • According to the CDC, heart disease and cancer are two of the leading causes of death in US.
  • 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem in a given year.
  • More than 4 times as many men as women die by suicide in the US.
  • In 2010 a total of 38,364 Americans died be suicide. 79% of which were men.
  • The average life expectancy is nearly 5 years less than women

Needless to say, there are ample reasons why The Movember Foundation is taking action towards spreading men’s health awareness, and you should too!

What can you do?

One of the main reasons the state of men’s health is so poor, is because of the lack of awareness and understanding. In addition, research shows men are 24% less likely to visit a doctor than women. Here are a few tips to get our guys on the right path.

  • Talk about it! – Use this information as a conversation starter with your family and friends. Ladies, talk to the important men in your lives; encourage them to talk about their health.
  • Schedule annual exams – Getting the regular screenings you need can SAVE YOUR LIFE! This is also the perfect time to talk to your doctor and discuss more ways to lower your risk for health issues.
  • Eat well – Incorporating a healthy diet is key to improving your well-being. You can start by making small changes to your eating habits like choosing a piece of fruit over a bag chips.
  • Get Moving – Adding physical activity to your daily/weekly routine is paramount to strengthening muscles and bones. Physical activity helps to reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke and certain types of cancer. It can also help to reduce symptom of depression and anxiety. Try to get at least 2 ½ hours of physical activity a week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides great ideas on how to get active on their Healthy Living Page.
  • Stay informed ­– Knowledge is power. Knowing how to prevent and treat the men’s health issues can greatly improve the state of men’s health worldwide. The Men’s Health Network is an excellent place to keep up with the latest information about men’s health. If you visit the U.S. Department of Health’s website, you can find valuable resources to get you on the way to a healthier you.

Show us your ‘stache!

We’d love to see how you are spreading men’s health awareness. Please share our blog on your Facebook,  Twitter,  Pinterest pages and tag us on Instagram “#uascrubs” and “#movember”!