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Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health synthesizes form and function. It satisfies the BH requirements of durability and safety in a handsome package. The line includes a single lounge chair, bariatric version and 2- and 3-seaters with or without intervening arms.

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

Onward Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The single chair weighs 75 lbs., and weight can be added. The steel seat frame is anchored to wood end frames with metal-to-metal fasteners. The fasteners are tamper-resistant, and there are no exposed upholstery staples. The collection features wall-saver rear legs and ample clean-out spacing between seat and back. Contrasting fabrics can be specified for seat and back. Wood or polyurethane arm caps are optional and available in a range of finishes and colors. CAL-133 compliance and moisture barrier are also optional.

To visit the webpage for Onward Lounge Seating for BH, click here.

 

Introducing – Liberty Behavioral Health Case Goods

Achieve a warm, residential style without sacrificing safety and durability.

Liberty Behavioral Health Case Goods

The Liberty BH Collection includes platform bed, bedside tables, dressers, chests, wardrobes and desks:

  • Tamper-resistant fasteners & double-dowel construction
  • Edges softened to reduce risk of injury
  • Specify doors, drawers or open fixed shelves on any unit
  • Tops, drawers, door fronts are seamless thermoform laminate
  • Wardrobe top sloped to eliminate non-visual surface area
  • Anti-ligature features: integral pulls, piano hinges, J-Bar
  • Bed options: BH mattress, storage and restraint loops

Visit us at Booth 7-3062C at NeoCon 2015 to see the collection.

To visit the Liberty Behavioral Health Case Goods webpage click here.

Stance Healthcare’s eSuggestion Box

We’re kicking off 2015 with something different!

We’re opening the floor to our customers and anyone in the healthcare furniture world: Tell us what you want to see in healthcare furniture this year!

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At Stance Healthcare, stellar customer service is part of our DNA and we believe that starts with listening to the needs of customers like you. We want to keep bringing you the best healthcare furniture that not only transforms your space, but also fits your budget.

Whether you have a big idea for something that hasn’t been done before or a small modification to one of our existing products, we want to hear from you!  You can use the form below to share your ideas however you like–type it, sketch it out, or even upload an image!

We're excited to hear your ideas! Please share them by filling out the feedback form below:

  • Whether you have an idea for something that hasn't been done before, or a modification to an existing product, we want to hear about it!
  • If you're more of a visual person and would like to sketch out your idea, you can upload a photo or scan of your drawing or a digital rendering here!

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.

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

Dousing Flame-Retardant Fabrics

In May 2014, Kaiser Permanente announced that it would no longer buy furniture treated with flame-retardant chemicals, where code permits. Some flame-retardant chemicals are believed to pose a threat to human health and the environment, according to researchers. Other U.S. health networks have adopted the same safeguard, including Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and University Hospitals.

Because healthcare furniture is all we do at Stance, we’ve been working to stay ahead of this trend. We strive to guide and assist our customers in their efforts to limit undesirable chemicals in the products they buy from us. For example, in the case of CAL 133 compliance, fabrics are protected with the K800 Barrier from Preferred Finishing, a flame-retarding treatment that meets CAL133 requirements and does not contain any Listed Chemicals (see California Proposition 65 – oehha.ca.gov).

All Stance seating products are level®-Certifiedto conform to the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard (read about this exciting news in our recent blog post). And the following is a growing roster of our fabric suppliers that claim that some or all of their fabrics are free of Listed Chemicals or are within what PROP 65 considers “safe harbor” limits:

Stinson www.cfstinson.com

Momentum www.themomgroup.com

LDI www.ldisolutions.com

Paul Brayton www.paulbraytondesigns.com

Maharam www.maharam.com

Ultra Fabrics www.ultrafabricsllc.com

Brentano www.brentanofabrics.com

For advice on healthcare fabric selection and flame-retardant fabrics, please consult with the Stance Healthcare Customer Service Team. We welcome your questions!

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

Durable Healthcare Furniture: The Stance Healthcare Symbol of Strength

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In addition to mobility, functionality, and cleanability, durability is a top priority of ours when we design and manufacture a piece of healthcare furniture. We pride ourselves in designing tough healthcare furniture that dealers are proud to source, designers are confident to specify, and facility managers are pleased to put to use.

Why is durable healthcare furniture so critical?

In a healthcare environment, the durability of a piece of furniture is put to the test every single day given the higher amount of traffic and increased frequency of cleaning. Healthcare furniture has to be built to withstand not only the wear and tear of repeated use, but also the thousands of rounds of cleanings.

For us at Stance Healthcare, that means sourcing materials and designing features that enhance both the durability of the structure and the integrity of the surface finishes.

How do we measure durability?

We created the Stance Healthcare “Symbol of Strength” to denote this superior level of durability that has become synonymous with the Stance name. Products that bear this emblem come with a level of durability that goes above and beyond what is typically expected of healthcare furniture.

Each piece of furniture that earns the Symbol of Strength has met strict qualifying criteria to ensure that it performs far beyond the demands of its environment. On these products, you’ll find features such as heavy 14 gauge fully welded steel frames and high-use poly-resin that earn the Symbol of Strength name.

Which Stance Healthcare products can I find the Symbol of Strength on?

You’ll find the Symbol of Strength on many of our most popular durable healthcare furniture including these models:

Attessa Modular Lounge Seating

Oasis Recliner

Oasis 3-Position Sleeper

Fortress Case Goods

Gibraltar Case Goods

Transcend Overbed Table

Oasis Wood Seating Collection

Onward Wood Seating Collection

Vista Wood Seating Collection

Oasis Metal Seating Collection

Vista II Metal Seating Collection

Integrity Metal Seating Collection

Accent Metal Seating Collection

Treatment Tables