Category Archives: News

Top 3 Links for August

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

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.

 

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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Top 3 Healthcare Design Links for July

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.

 

Top 3 Healthcare Design Links for June

This month’s most popular links include a couple from NeoCon 2017.

VIDEO: NeoCon 2017 – Sneak Peek
Many of you tuned in to watch our first Facebook Live event (or the recorded version).  Our live video event highlighted some of the products we were showcasing at NeoCon 2017.  Although the show is over, you can still watch the video to learn more about our Riviera Seating for Behavioral Health environments and see the cuteness of our Accent Jr. Just don’t mind the bloopers!

Designing Hospitals for the Millennial Generation
As the youngest millennials are now entering adulthood, this segment must now be considered when designing healthcare facilities.  In this article, you’ll find some of the implications of designing for this generation including mobile furniture, hoteling spaces, and community gardens.

NeoCon 2017 on Pinterest
We know you love pinterest!  Check out our NeoCon 2017 pins!

 

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.

NeoCon 2017 – That’s A Wrap!

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After a year of preparation and anticipation, it’s over in a matter of days.  NeoCon, the 3-day event that attracts over 50,000 design professionals, is one of the most recognized trade shows in the commercial design industry.  The show inspires design, is fashion forward and has lots of opportunity for industry networking and site seeing.

We were proud to be exhibiting this year; showing off some of our recently released healthcare furniture products, and a few still in their infancy.  If the crowds or long elevator lines prevented you from visiting us at the show, below is a recap of the products we had on display:

Behavioral Health Products

Riviera Lounge Seating
Resilia Drum Tables
Vista II
Onward Lounge
Gibraltar Patient Room Case Goods (not yet released)

Healthcare Products

Integrity Highback
Oasis Recliner
Legend Metal Seating
Cassia Sleeper (not yet released)
Accent Junior (not yet released)
Delta Metal Seating (not yet released)

Interested in some of the products we haven’t officially released?  I encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about new products releases, company news, and events.

Thank you to everyone who fought the crowds and took the time to visit our booth.  Also, a special “shout-out” to InDeal, Interiors + Sources and My Resource Library for sharing the love of our space and healthcare furniture designs on social media.


We can’t wait to do it all again next year – see you at NeoCon 2018!

Top 3 Healthcare Design Links for May

This month’s most popular links were focused on color and innovative design.

Pantone Says This Colour Can Increase Your Optimism
Pantone gave the world a much-needed pick-me-up with a color called Natural Optimism – a light shade of blue which has been created to give people a phycological boost. Earlier this month we shared on Twitter a design mix using Natural Optimism – it received a lot of love!

 

Colour Theory in Healthcare Design: Altro’s Thoughts on Selecting Finishes
Many interior designers are familiar with the importance of evidence-based design principles to reduce patient stress in healthcare facilities.  They also realize determining color for a healthcare facility requires careful consideration.  This article explains how employing a biophilic design strategy is helping designers create comforting and relaxing healthcare environments.

Drum Roll Please! 
Everyone must have been just as excited as we were this month when we launched Resilia.  This drum table offers a heightened level of durability with its innovative Marmoleum™ surface (yes, flooring product!).  The Marmoleum offers enhanced resilience, easy maintenance and is available in a wide range of finishes and textures. Resilia is the epitome of innovative product design for healthcare.

 

Top 3 Healthcare Design Links for April

Our top clicked-through links in April focused on designing for behavioral health environments.

Vista II Announces New Additions To The Family!
There was a lot of interest in our Vista II for Behavioral Health.  It’s now available in 3 configurations and 2 widths for a total of 6 options to choose from!  With this many options, it can be used in many different applications including common areas, dining rooms, patient rooms and group therapy environments.Vista II BH Chairs

 

Designs That Heal
This article identifies the trend towards non-institutional behavioral health spaces.  It also includes a list of design features considered to be most important for patients and staff such as specifying damage-resistant and attractive furnishings, with a focus on using durable furniture that doesn’t look institutional.

Creating A Positive First Impression With Healthcare Lobbies
Traditional stark and noisy lobbies are out!  More emphasis is being placed on creating warm healthcare lobbies with hospitality-like features.  Some of these features include comfortable couches, educational kiosks, and soaring views that bathe visitors in natural daylight.  The article also touches on the expanding role of lobbies and waiting areas to include cafés and retail spaces.  Waiting rooms are no longer just for “waiting”.

Top 3 Healthcare Design Links For March

Our top links in March were solely focused on Healthcare Design…

Case StudyCase Study- St. Mary’s Medical Center
This case study looks at the remodeling of St. Mary’s Family Medicine Center, an NCQA certified patient centered medical home. In their latest transformation, St. Mary’s objective was to design three differentiated spaces while still providing a cohesive healing environment.

Bad Hospital Design is Making Us Sicker
It’s no secret that hospital acquired infections and falls are major issues for many hospitals due to poor design.  This article looks at additional bad design features and highlights the need to change the way we build, maintain and work in hospitals in order to promote rest and healing.

Design Can Provide Comfort for Palliative, Hospice Care Patients and Families
Hospice’s aim to comfort a patient near the end of life, rather than focusing on a cure.  This articles discusses how aesthetic design must help patients and family members cope with the situation, in addition to providing private places to talk with members of the care team.