John Holland, Modesto Bee, December 10, 2015
Charlene Solomon won the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge on Thursday night with an idea that could prevent injuries to nurses and bed-ridden patients.
Her idea — a pad used in changing incontinent patients without nurses having to hold them up — impressed an expert panel and audience voters.
Solomon, a nurse and Oakdale resident, received $3,500 in cash. Runner-up Erin Bell of Modesto won $1,500 for her line of ceramic pendants that diffuse aromatherapy oils. They will share about $3,000 in legal, accounting, graphics and marketing services.