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