Ontario, Canada – Effective immediately, Stance Healthcare has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier. Premier operates one of the largest national Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) in the United States, with membership of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and more than 150,000 other provider organizations.
Stance Healthcare’s extensive collection of patient seating, recliners, bariatric seating, sleepover seating, guest seating, lounge seating, occasional tables and casegoods for General and Behavioral Healthcare applications are now offered in Premier’s carefully selected portfolio of choices to alliance members.
“As a growing manufacturer of healthcare furniture and a leader in Behavioral Health solutions, we are honored to be awarded this opportunity to provide quality furniture to members of Premier’s alliance of hospitals and health systems,” says Carl Kennedy, President. “We look forward to building a successful and collaborative long-term partnership with Premier based on creating value for their members”.
Members of Premier’s group purchasing organization select vendors they feel offer the highest quality products at the best value. Criteria can vary by category and is designed by members who have subject matter expertise on the product category being reviewed. Criteria includes; quality, safety, clinical impact, cost effectiveness, physician preference, environmental impact, diversity, breakthrough potential and member input.
This morning our Resilia Drum Table received the GOLD Nightingale Award in the furniture collections category.
The Nightingale Awards honor new products that are exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. Presented by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in partnership with the Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. Complete List of Winners
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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.
Taking place in November, the Healthcare Design Expo + Conference highlights best practices, sustainable design trends, inspiration for planning and top healthcare design products. If you’re a healthcare architect, designer, facility manager or researcher – this is the place to be!
Below are a few tips to help you make the most of this industry event of the year:
Check the Weather
It’s Florida, and it’s sunny – don’t forget your flip-flops and sunscreen. Although the event is mainly indoors, there will be a Havana nights networking party held onsite Monday night on the beautiful outdoor lawn.
Decide in advance which educational sessions, workshops, and tours you want to attend. From Behavioral Health Practices to Transformation and Innovation, there is a broad range of topics and many different educational tracks to choose from. You won’t be able to attend them all, so decide what’s important to you ahead of time. Also keep in mind that space for workshops and tours are limited, so decide early to ensure you receive a spot.
Prepare to Party
The Monday night networking party will help you unwind from an intense day of learning. To make the most of the evening, try to get a good night’s sleep on Sunday, or fit in a 15-minute catnap between educational sessions (I won’t tell). It’s also important to stay hydrated!
Say Hello to Exhibitors
Don’t forget to visit all your favorite exhibitors, including Stance Healthcare at booth# 1623. Stop by and say hello; we’ll want to show you all our newest products for healthcare including our Verity Sleeper and Accent Jr.
Have a fantastic time!
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Mountain Park Health Center Flips Marine and Boat Supply Store
The SmithGroupJJR team has transformed a former 30,000-square-foot boat dealership into a vibrant community health center that balances clinical efficiency with amenities that promote energy and wellness in an underserved community.
Cancer Survivors, Current Patients and Family Members Advise on Design
A patient advisory group of cancer survivors, current patients, and family members informed much of the design for the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The healthcare center recently caught the attention of Healthcare Design Magazine’s 2017 Design Showcase Awards when it was given honorable mention for delivering on design in numerous ways.
8 Healthcare Design Lessons from Shadowing a Nurse
In this article, you’ll read about the Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions a healthcare designer observed during a nurses eight-hour shift.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Biophilic Design – A Pathway to WELL Certification
The ASID’s new headquarters is the first space to receive both the WELL Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications. One of the requirements for achieving WELL certification for building interiors is the incorporation of biophilic design. You can view the space here.
The Patient Room of the Future
This slideshow includes images of patient rooms with large video screens on the wall that can be used for telemedicine or to display patient health information. Additional concepts also include a patient room configured for dining and is “family friendly”.
Color Theory in Healthcare Design: Altro’s Thoughts on Selecting Finishes
This article discusses how color is all around us, impacting our lives and affecting our moods, thinking, and overall health. It also emphasizes the importance of selecting colors that are best suited for healthcare facilities.