As a nurse caring for hospitalized patients, it was frustrating to see patients unable to wash their hands or access their personal items without the help of a caregiver.
— Kathleen Puri, Co-Founder, MS, RN

How can we give patients more safety AND comfort?


We asked hundreds of patients and nurses this question. What we learned inspired us to create Fitsi.

   CAROLINE    Mitchell

Caroline brings a background in management consulting working with healthcare, media and consumer goods clients in areas such as informatics, customer experience, brand and innovation strategy. Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy-Economics from Columbia University in New York. She is the co-founder of Art | Think, which curates contemporary artist talks for organizations, and is part of the Nest Creative Advisory Council and Fellowship Program.

      Kathleen       Puri

Kathleen is a registered nurse and an associate professor of nursing with over 30 years of experience in hospital patient care. She is a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for Chattanooga State Community College and is the Chairperson of the Quality Council for the healthcare facility Alexian Village of Tennessee. Kathleen is a graduate of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, CT. She holds a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Hartford, and a master's degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut.

      John        Ekholm

John is a product design and development consultant for a variety of clients in fields ranging from medical devices to architectural fixtures. He holds a B.A. in Biological Science from the University of Chicago as well as a master's degree in Product Design and Development from the Illinois Institute of Technology.