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Employee Spotlight – Patrick, Production Manager

Employee Spotlight - PatrickCelebrating 5 years this month, Patrick is Stance Healthcare’s very own Warehouse Wizard! Working in a fast-paced ever-changing environment, Patrick and all his wisdom make daily decision that keep production flowing. It’s a good thing Patrick’s full of energy – he claims to walk at least 20 miles a day on the production floor!

Interesting Fact: Patrick has a collection of 500+ hockey pucks

 

CEU Program Hosted by Stance Healthcare

Understanding the Rapidly Changing Healthcare Market

As a design professional, CEU’s can help improve your competencies, knowledge and skills in specific areas of interior design.  At Stance Healthcare we are advocates of continuing education within the industry, especially as it relates to healthcare.  That’s why we decided to launch our own CEU program with the support of industry professionals and approval from the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being a hot topic of conversation, it’s important to remain educated on the rapidly changing healthcare market.  Our course Side Effects is designed to enhance basic understanding of current policy issues and some of the secondary effects we see in the healthcare industry. With 20+ years’ experience, Suzanne Story teaches strategies for CEU Side Effects Imageapproaching challenges and provides examples of planning, design and emerging markets as ways to capitalize on the changes.

By taking a broad look at these ideas, we hope to inspire you to find some creative ways to turn challenges into new opportunities.  It is an ever-changing healthcare landscape and examining successes, trends and partnerships can also lead to ideas for new revenue streams.

Click here for more details or email suzanne.s@stancehealthcare.com

Supporting Healthcare Design

Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers

AAHID 2017 Industry Partner

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.

About AAHID
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.

Raising Awareness for Mental Health

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.

Below are some of our key moments:

2016 Community Outreach Initiatives

Stance Healthcare takes great pride in our efforts to support the community in which we live and work, both through corporate donations and by encouraging our employees to join us in our endeavors.  Below is a recap of our initiatives in 2016.

THE FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION

In May 2016, we held our 2nd Annual Food Drive for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.  Hunger is a problem affecting thousands in our community, so Stance once again challenged employees to bring in non-perishable food items over a two week period.  We then donated $4 for every pound of food that was collected.  The total weight of the food donated this year was 204.5 lbs., making Stance’s monetary donation $818.00, which allowed The Food Bank to provide 2,613 meals to those in need in our community!

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CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Stance purchased $500 worth of tickets to a local rodeo fundraising event held on August 26th by the Canadian Diabetes Association.  This organization assists the more than 3.6 million Canadians who have diabetes, and the more than 6 million Canadians with prediabetes, to live healthy lives while they work for a cure.  The proceeds of the tickets went directly to support the charity, and the 25 tickets purchased were donated back to the organization who then dispersed them to participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.

HOCKEY HELPS THE HOMELESS

Hockey Helps the Homeless funds solutions and projects for organizations that contribute to the ultimate goal of ending homelessness in communities across Canada.  Stance’s donation of $1000, for the tournament held on October 28th, was used to assist organizations in our local area including HHUG, oneROOF, Lutherwood, House of Friendship and the YWCA.

SALVATION ARMY FOOD & TOY DISTRIBUTION

In December 2016, we once again called upon our employees’ generosity, and as always, they managed to exceed our expectations!  We collected an amazing array of toys and books for children of all ages which were dropped off at the Salvation Army’s Food & Toy Distribution warehouse.  There they were sorted by age and gender for delivery to Community and Family Services Centres throughout our community for further distribution to local families in need.

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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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2016 – Year in Review

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we look back at 2016 and our accomplishments…

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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.

 

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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!

 
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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

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.

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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!