Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers
Stance Healthcare is proud to be a bronze partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). We believe Certified Healthcare Interior Designers are an important asset to the industry as they understand healthcare design challenges, and work towards enhancing the health, quality and safety of healthcare interior environments. Stance Healthcare and the AAHID are both committed to transforming the healthcare environment into one for healing, improving outcomes and maximizing efficiency.
AAHID is a nonprofit organization committed to the development and administration of the only certification program for healthcare interior designers. It is not a membership organization, but rather an organization that board-certifies interior designers in the U.S. and Canada that specialize in acute care, ambulatory care, and residential care facility design.
Last month Stance Healthcare participated in Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017. If you’re not familiar with the campaign, each time a tweet was sent on January 25th using #BellLetsTalk, Bell donated 5 cents more to mental health initiatives. On January 25th, and for two weeks leading up to Bell Let’s Talk Day, @StanceHealth joined the conversation, raising awareness about behavioral health and mental illness on twitter. Our actions helped raise $6,585,250 for mental health in Canada.
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We want to hear from you! At Stance Healthcare we are dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare furniture, along with the resources required to make an informed selection and/or purchasing decision. Let us know what resources you need to make your decision easier, in addition to any new or modified healthcare furniture you would like to see available from Stance Healthcare in 2017. Your participation is appreciated and will help us provide you with the products and resources you need. Click below to get started.
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As the end of the year quickly approaches, we look back at 2016 and our accomplishments…
Top Selling Product of the Year!
Having started out as metal Seating specialists, it’s only natural that the Accent to would be our most popular product of 2016. Metal-frame seating continues to be common among the industry because they are versatile and well-suited for waiting areas, patient rooms, cafeterias, and administrative spaces. Not only does the Accent provide versatility, it’s also comfortable, efficient, easily cleaned and durable enough to withstand intensive use.
New Behavioral Health Furniture
Dedicated to providing clients with more options when designing their healthcare spaces, we launched over 30 new products this year alone! In addition, as demand for Behavioral Health products notably grew in 2016, we increased our Behavioral Health Furniture collection to include the Caliber, Valiant, Onward Bench and Heavy Duty Tables. Each of these furnishings are specifically designed to meet the needs of the Behavioral Health sector. Due to popular demand, we will continue to expand our Behavioral Health Furniture collection in 2017, with designs focused on comfort, safety and extreme durability. Stay tuned!
Manufacturing Facilities Expansion
Lastly, we can’t forget the BIG move that happened in October. Our staff dedicated their time over the course of a single week to make the move. We doubled our manufacturing facility and are now located at 45 Goodrich Drive in Kitchener, Ontario.
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
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.
Achieve a warm, residential style without sacrificing safety and durability.
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
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
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.
Free eBook for Furniture Dealers: Selling Into the Healthcare Market
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
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:
Paul Brayton www.paulbraytondesigns.com
Ultra Fabrics www.ultrafabricsllc.com
For advice on healthcare fabric selection and flame-retardant fabrics, please consult with the Stance Healthcare Customer Service Team. We welcome your questions!