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Top Links for October

Below are our most popular social media posts for the month of October:

New Healthcare Furniture Designs for Pediatric Spaces
A “Junior” version of our popular Accent Chair, along with coordinating activity tables have officially launched this October in advance of the Healthcare Design Expo + Conference.  The Accent Junior has similar features and options as its parent design but resized with a child’s comfort in mind

Stance Healthcare’s Riviera Lounge Chair Nominated for Readers’ Choice
Our Riviera Lounge chair was nominated for Interior + Sources 2017 Readers’ Choice award for Best Product.  The general public was invited to vote on Interior + Sources website – fingers crossed we WIN!

3 Technology Features  to Improve Behavioral Health Design
As the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse disorders gains parity within the healthcare environment, new approaches are evolving to accommodate the particular needs of these patients. Facility design for these patients must balance the need to provide a healing environment with adequate security for patients, families, visitors, and staff.

See You At The Show!

The Healthcare Design Expo + Conference takes place from November 11-14, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  Devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities, this is the premier healthcare design industry show of the year.

You will find Stance Healthcare at booth 1623 highlighting our top behavioral healthcare products and discussing the latest trends in healthcare design.  Sign up before Saturday, September 30th for early bird rates.

Stance Healthcare Ranked One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada

Stance Healthcare Ranks No. 165 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

P500 Logo-2017-BLUEKitchener (September 14, 2017) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Stance Healthcare No. 165 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Stance Healthcare made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with a five-year revenue growth of 414%

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada-and the world-needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“Stance Healthcare is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking for the second year in a row,” says President Carl Kennedy. “This achievement reflects the quality of our product and the dedication of our team over the past 10 years.”

About the PROFIT 500
For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior
business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About Stance Healthcare
Founded in 2006, Stance Healthcare manufactures furniture for healing environments, with a particular focus on hospitals and behavioral health facilities. Stance Healthcare has a reputation for providing high-quality products that meet the ever-evolving demands in the areas of design, comfort, safety, durability, renewability, infection control and environmental sustainability.  With a strong understanding of patient-centered design, Stance Healthcare is committed to providing innovative furniture solutions that support the healing process.

 

Top 3 Links for August

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Midwest Representation
Everyone was interested to read about our new representatives in the Midwest.  Lyons Company LLC now represents Stance Healthcare products in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. Principal, Dick Lyons, has been in the contract furniture business for 45 years and established the Lyons Company over 23 years ago.

Words to Live By
On #NationalBookLoversDay Carl Kennedy, President at Stance Healthcare, shared his Top 5 notable books on personal growth and development. This article reflects on his personal key takeaways from each book and how they have shaped the decisions he makes on a daily basis.

Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals

The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. (2017)
As reported by Soliant Health, this article highlights the Top 20 hospitals in America.  The voting public decides the rankings based on which hospital they believe makes patients feel better upon arrival. We’ve also included this list on Stance Healthcare’s own Pinterest board.

 

The Newest Member of the Verity Seating Family

verify_sleeper_headerThe newest member of the Verity Seating Family, the Verity Sleeper combines healthcare-grade durability with an appealing residential aesthetic.

The Verity Sleeper features a heavy-duty steel mechanism, wall-saver design, 3 comfortable positions, and a very accommodating sleep surface of 80″.  Options include a choice of wood, polyurethane or solid surface arm cap, caster or wood leg and contrasting fabrics.

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Proud Sponsor of CHD Behavioral Health Workshop

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On September 26th 2017, The Center for Health Design is hosting a workshop titled Behavioral Health—Strategic Facility Design Innovations that Improve Treatment Outcomes, Safety and the Bottom Line. Stance Healthcare is proud to sponsor this interactive workshop that enables design professionals to employ physical design strategies and methodologies that support improved care for behavioral health. The workshop will feature industry thought leaders and real-world strategies that support behavioral health populations.

This learning opportunity aligns with Stance Healthcare’s vision of providing behavioral health patients with safe and comfortable healing environments. Stance Healthcare’s furnishings are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, yet able to withstand intense environments, and are easy-to-clean.  They have also been developed in consultation with healthcare interior designers, behavioral health practitioners, facility managers and housekeeping staff.

If you are intending to design new mental and behavioral health facilities or wishing to evaluate the quality of your existing facility, you should attend this educational session. By registering for the workshop before August 31st, not only will you get early bird pricing, but you’ll also be entered to win Mardelle Shepley’s new book (I already ordered mine!) and a one-year CHD webinar pass!  Registration details can be found on The Center for Healthcare Design’s website.

Midwest Representation

Stance Healthcare is pleased to announce the addition of the Lyons Company manufacturers rep group to the team.

Lyons Company LLC represents Stance Healthcare products in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. In addition to healthcare furniture, the company represents communication systems and fabrics.  Principal, Dick Lyons, has been in the contract furniture business for 45 years and established the Lyons Company over 23 years ago.  Providing the organization with sales and marketing leadership, Dick has built a successful team of passionate educated individuals.  You can visit their newly designed website here: http://lyonscompanyllc.com

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Employee Spotlight – Tracey, Sales Specialist

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Whether it’s discussing the best lounger for your Behavioral Health facility, chatting about hospital-grade fabrics, or debating the latest baseball game, Tracey is always here to listen!  She is also the star of Stance Healthcare’s Facebook live events and is the queen of fabric. Having been in the industry for over 20 years, Tracey is extremely approachable and highly knowledgeable.

New Standard Color Option

We are very excited to be adding another color option to our standard finishes.  Grenada is a gray finish that is on-trend and provides a cool undertone.  This color can be applied to any of our wood, laminate or thermofoil finishes.  No matter which material you choose, they are all strong, durable and easy-to-clean, making them ideal for high traffic healthcare environments.

Wood provides a natural look with beautiful lines and patterns.  It is naturally durable and reliable.  A great option for seating and occasional tables.

Laminate is made of resin impregnated cellulose layers and has a beautiful wood grain effect.  It is moisture resistant and has the benefit of adhering to surfaces of all shapes and sizes.  A good option for occasional tables and casework.

Thermofoil is made using a flexible vinyl material that is applied by heating the vinyl and molding it over medium-density fiberboard or engineered wood.  A great alternative to wood or laminate, it has a smooth surface that resists chipping and staining and is moisture resistant.   Thermofoil is low maintenance and can be molded into a variety of patterns and shapes.  It’s a great option for patient room case goods and the tops of overbed tables.

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Celebrating 10 Years In Business

10 Years in BusinessWith a keen eye for design and an appetite for business strategy, Carl found his passion in the healthcare industry.  Over ten years ago Carl began building a business dedicated to providing quality healthcare furniture and exceptional customer service.  Initially a manufacturer of metal chairs for waiting rooms, Stance Healthcare has rapidly expanded the breadth and depth of their furniture selection in a very short period.

The organization has seen exponential growth over the past few years; and its success wouldn’t have been possible without a steady stream of innovative products, fabulous customers, talented individuals, and preferred suppliers.

In celebration, Stance Healthcare hosted a company function for staff on Friday, June 16th.  The afternoon was filled with games, prizes, lunch and of course cake!

The future is looking good.  In consultation with behavioral health practitioners, facility managers, and housekeeping staff, Stance Healthcare will continue to provide the market with innovative healthcare & behavioral health furniture designs, educational opportunities, and enhanced customer service.