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Style Meets Substance: Cassia Lounge Seating

Inviting, sleek, and durable, we’re proud to announce Cassia, Stance Healthcare’s new collection of lounge seating designed to transform your lounge or lobby.

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Cassia’s sleek, linear profile gives-off a fashionable, contemporary vibe. So you can expect these one- two- and three-seaters to attract attention in any healthcare lobby or lounge environment.

But Cassia is all about style and substance. The deceptively comfortable seat is 18” deep with added webbing and 3” of supporting foam. The construction is engineered plywood reinforced with 14-gauge steel bracketing for enhanced structural integrity and long-term durability. And the wide end frames are supported by a powder-coated steel sled-base in an eye-catching silver finish.

Additionally, Cassia offers the option of wood or solid surface arm caps, each available in a range of attractive finishes.

Style meets substance with Cassia’s wide array of features:

  • Available in one, two, and three-seat lounge chairs
  • Bariatric lounge option with a 33” seat width
  • Engineered plywood construction reinforced by 14-guage steel bracketing for
  • enhanced structural integrity
  • Gap between seat and back for easy cleaning
  • Powder-coated steel sled-base design
  • End tables are 16” and 21” high with choice of laminate or solid-surface tops

Stance Healthcare’s “Integrity” is Now Available in Multiple Seating

Integrity Multiple Seating Stance HealthcareFeedback from our customers is something we really value and love to hear. One request that we had heard often was for an expansion of our popular “Integrity” Seating Line to include 2 and 3-seat units–a great way to save space and money.

You asked, we listened! We’re now proud to announce our expanded Integrity Healthcare Seating Collection.

  • Now featuring 2 and 3-seat multiple seating units – This allows you to fit more seats at a lower “cost per seat”
  • Same timeless look and easy-to-clean design as the original Integrity Seating Collection
  • Generously padded, 21” wide seats
  • Fully-welded frame design for ultimate durability

Learn more about the multiple seating options available within the expanded Integrity Collection.

The New Oasis Glider: Mental Health Seating Solution

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest mental health seating solution, the Oasis Glider.

A welcome addition to the Oasis Heavy-Duty Seating Familyoasis glider mental health seating

The Oasis Glider fulfills a basic need for motion in stressful environments. Motion is assistive in any healing process, and promotes a more calming and restful environment.

Featuring added weight, no pinch points or areas of concealment, and tamper-proof fasteners throughout, the Oasis HD Glider provides a secure method for bringing motion into challenging environments without sacrificing the safety of patients, visitors and care-givers.

Oasis Glider mental health seating also features:

  • Durable polyurethane arms for increased patient comfort
  • Innovative glider mechanism for smooth motion
  • Non-removable back seat cushions

Take a peek at the Oasis Glider product page for more information.

Stance Healthcare at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

The 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego is just around the corner! We’re really looking forward to the show this year with lots of new product to showcase, and as always, an opportunity to connect with our customers.  We’re excited to show off what we’ve been working on and welcome new ideas from you, whether it’s for a new product or a modification on one of our existing products!

Where and when can you find us?

We’re at Booth 723 from Sunday, November 16th until Tuesday, November 18th! Check out an interactive map here.

What can you expect to find at our booth?

  • Tons of product for you to explore, including 5 series of metal seating! (Did you know we are becoming known as the leaders in metal seating for acute care environments?)
  • Stance reps eager to meet you and talk to you about our solutions, including our newest addition to the Sales Support team, Tracey Heimpel
  • An introduction to our “Good, Better, Best” product offering designed to meet the unique needs & budgets of all our customers
  • Two new seating prototypes launching January 1st! Here’s a sneak peek:

The Oasis Glideroasis glider

A welcome addition to the Oasis Heavy-Duty Seating Family, the Glider fulfills a basic need for motion in stressful environments. Motion is assistive in any healing process, and promotes a more calming and restful environment. The Oasis Glider features an innovative glider mechanism for a smooth rocking motion, durable polyurethane arms for increased comfort, and the Stance Symbol of Strength denoting superior durability.

The Legendstance healthcare legend

Legend is the latest addition to our growing
family of metal seating collections for healthcare environments. Many healthcare facilities today are moving away from traditional wood seating, and toward more sanitary and environmentally sensitive materials. Although Legend fully qualifies for our unique “Symbol of Strength” designation for extreme durability, it is economically priced to suit the budget of virtually any clinical or acute care
facility.

About the Healthcare Design Conference

The Healthcare Design Conference is the premier event devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. With roughly 4000 participants at the Healthcare Design Conference, this is the industry’s best-attended conference where attendees can earn up to 21 continuing education credits, network with peers, and influence the direction of the industry as it advances into the future.

MORE Options: Good, Better, Best from Stance Healthcare

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At Stance Healthcare, we believe it’s nice to have options. That’s why we offer our customers Good, Better and Best options in many categories. And, of course, each option in the category has a distinct price point.

Options for Any Budget

It just seems logical to us to give customers the opportunity to buy according to need or budget. But it’s not a common industry practise. The typical manufacturer of healthcare-specific furniture provides only one option in a category. Or they offer multiple product choices but all at one price level. And for many buyers the options are either too rich in price or too thin on quality or features.

AttessaBuying Based on the Demands of Your Unique Space

Stance customers can buy based on the demands of the particular environment in which the product will be used or based on economy. So, in these categories, we have an option for an end user that requires the most durable product available and at least two other lower-priced options for those who don’t. By the way, our good and lowest priced option in any category is still a healthcare-specific product designed and built in North America with materials manufactured in North America.

For example, we offer five metal seating lines and all at distinct price levels. In order of price, the lines include the entry level Accent Stacking Chair, Legend, Integrity, Vista II and the top of the line, Oasis. It’s nice to have options.

More Options in a Variety of Products & Materials

level-certifiedStance offers good, better and best products in a variety of categories, including wood seating, case goods, behavioral health seating, overbed tables and sleep products.
Each offering in the category is distinguished from the others by quality and price.

And we’re developing new and enhancing current products on a continuous basis. So, we’re adding more categories with good, better, best options to our line. Case in point: we have two new recliners in development to add to our Oasis Recliner.

Good, better and best options, priced accordingly, from Stance Healthcare. It’s our unique stance in the marketplace.

Stance Healthcare eBook: Sell More Healthcare Furniture

Free eBook for Furniture Dealers: Selling Into the Healthcare Markethow to sell healthcare furniture

This is a must-read for furniture dealers that are looking to begin selling into the thriving healthcare market or increase their sales in that category. Understand and speak knowledgeably about the topics that have the most influence on a buyer’s decision.

At Stance Healthcare, healthcare furniture is all we do and we’ve supported hundreds of furniture dealers in closing projects. Now, we’re offering our experience and expertise on how to sell healthcare furniture to you.

In this eBook, you’ll learn how to sell healthcare furniture by understanding:

  • How the healthcare industry is growing & what trends you should know about (Did you know that healthcare spending in the U.S. exceeds that of national defense?)
  • The unique furniture needs of the healthcare buyer
  • What factors a healthcare buyer considers when evaluating your company
  • How to choose a great manufacturer to work with

Download Our Free eBook Now

Vista II Seating: More Features & Options Than Ever

vista IIFrom hospital ERs, to specalized clinics, to assisted living spaces, the Vista II Seating Collection can be specified to meet the unique needs of your facility.

Now, the Vista II Seating Collections features even more choices than ever including:

  • Square or round back style
  • Wood or polyurethane arm caps
  • Available in 2 seat widths – 21” and 24”
  • Optional Flex-Back available for Guest and Patient chairs
  • Two “sit” options – ”less firm” or “more firm”
  • Customizable seat height
  • 2 & 3 seaters offer 3 arm options: no center arm, half center arm, or full center arm

Browse the Vista II Collection here.vista II

Recent Installations: Spring & Summer 2014

healthcare furnitureSince our installations are all over North America, it’s tough for us to take our own photos! So
we ran a fun campaign to encourage our dealers to snap some for us.

The take-up from this campaign has been awesome and below you’ll find a few recent installations from the Spring and Summer of this year that we wanted to share with you.

These install images are very valuable to us as we love seeing our furniture in action! Feel free to join the campaign and take advantage of this offer by getting in touch with us!

Recent Installations

Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Arizona – March 2014
Sales Rep: Robert Wolk, Western Interiors Group
Product: Integrity Seating and Tables
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC – July 2014
Sales Rep: Scott Miller, Scott Miller Associates
Product: Vista ll Seating and Tables

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Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute in Georgetown, TX – August 2014
Sales Rep: Amy Harvey, Cronan & Associates
Product: Onward BH Seating and Tables

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Are you a Stance Healthcare dealer and want to get in on the fun, snap some installation shots, and take advantage of this offer? Get in touch with us!

 

Beyond the Furniture: Stance Healthcare Customer Service

When people ask what we do here at Stance Healthcare, the straightforward answer is that we create innovative furniture solutions for healthcare environments. However, a great-looking, functional healthcare space is just the end result of our efforts.

At Stance, we always strive to create a smooth and hassle-free customer service experience from beginning to end.  It’s the first thing that every new team member learns about here, and the first thing you will notice when you start working with us.

Whether your first touchpoint with us is a visit to our booth at NeoCon, a call after an existing Stance customer told you about us, or even website visit after a Google search, we want you to feel at ease.  When you work with the Stance team, you get:

  • Yes’s instead of No’s – We love saying “yes”!  Tricky customizations? Yes. Last minute changes? Yes.  Even if it’s challenging, we make it doable.
  • Responsiveness – Have you met our Customer Service Manager, Clint Roberts? We consistently hear from our customers that he goes above and beyond when it comes to being knowledgable, reliable, and prompt with your inquiries.
  • A team that loves what they do – Great customers, a positive work environment, and inspiring projects make for a Stance team that loves to come into work every day. We want you to love what you do just as much, so we’re here to make your job as easy as possible!

We want to share what some of our customers have had to say about what it’s like to work with us. Here are a few testimonials:

“I specify Stance quite often because not only is it a good product but the customer service is outstanding.
My customer service contact, Clint Roberts goes above and beyond. He is very helpful, gets things to me very quickly and “no” is never an option. If there is something I need that stance does not have, Stance has always custom made it for me. I like that my customer service rep always follows up with me in regards to quotes and projects I have inquired about. I feel like the people that work for Stance truly enjoy their job”
– Jennifer Zoellner, Interior Logistics, Tulsa OK

“My experience with Stance has been very good. Clint takes great care of us, communicates delays if they’re applicable, quickly answers our questions and just gets the job done. Great team!”
– Diana Broughton, Osterman Cron, Cincinnati OH

“I have always been very pleased with the level of assistance when placing orders to the quick response when any type of verification is needed.”
– Megan Labenberg, Corporate Environments, Bethlehem PA

“Not only are the local representatives responsive, Clint Roberts is an excellent resource for us.
Extremely knowledgeable and offer prompt help. Makes doing business more comfortable for our sales people.”
– Michael Slattery, Arthur P. O’Hara Inc, Downers Grove IL

“Stance Healthcare has been one of my easiest vendors to deal with. Keep up the excellent work.”
– Patti Frates, Valley Imaging Solutions, Sierra Vista AZ

“I’ve never had an issue with getting information from Stance. The website is easy to use, has all the information that I need and is easy to find.”
– Annette Grider, NW OfficeSpace & Design, Wilsonville OR

Stance Healthcare Seating is Now level®-Certified

level-certifiedAt Stance Healthcare, all of our seating products are on the level. That’s right: all Stance seating is now level®-Certified to conform to the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

That means an independent third-party consulting firm determined that Stance seating products are manufactured in an environmentally sustainable way and that the company is operated in a socially responsible manner. BIFMA calls level conformance a “hard-earned symbol of a company’s commitment to sustainability,” and earning that certification was tough. Think of the consulting firm as physiotherapists. For six months, they pushed us to stretch and bend and think in new directions.

oasis treatment reclinerWe’ve always given careful consideration to the environmental impact of our business. Now, we’ve demonstrated that we meet an industry standard in three categories and four impact areas of furniture sustainability.

Three Categories

Product

We analysed our seating products to identify factors affecting their impact on the natural environment, including component materials, longevity and recyclability.

Facility

We assessed our manufacturing facility and operational impacts to measure them against relevant criteria across the Four Impact Areas.

Organization

And we considered our corporate values and procedures to determine leadership in sustainable practices.level-certified

Four Impact Areas

Materials

We were called on to study the efficient use of materials, recycled content, rapidly renewable bio-based and climate neutral materials, water and waste management, packaging, and product life cycle impacts.

Energy and Atmosphere

We completed steps toward establishing an energy policy, energy and greenhouse gas audits, reducing energy impacts, renewable energy use and generation, product embodied energy, and greenhouse gas reporting.

Human and Ecosystem Health

We addressed the human and natural ecosystem health impacts of the chemical constituents used in furniture products, the production processes and the operations and maintenance of facilities.

Social Responsibility

We instituted management practises designed to avoid, detect or respond to threats to employee and community health and safety.

Finally, we emerged from the physio clinic for environmental sustainability, and the time, effort and expense required to earn level certification will benefit our customers and, most importantly, the natural environment.level-logo

Click here for more information about Stance Healthcare’s level®-Certified products.

Learn more about level® Certification at levelcertified.org.