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Introducing Legend Seating for Behavioral Health

In July, Stance launched Legend Seating for Behavioral Health. The collection is designed for the most challenging, intensive-use healthcare environments and offers safety and durability in an attractive design.

The BH version differs from the original Legend line of metal-frame seating in various ways. A sled base is standard. Weight is added to inhibit handling. The chair and matching tables are assembled with tamper-resistant fasteners, including the optional and field-replaceable polyurethane arms. And the freestanding square and rectangular tables have rounded edges to reduce risk of injury.

Like the Legend line for acute care, the BH version can be specified with open or closed arms and seat widths of 21″, 24″ and 31″. The fully-welded steel frame adds strength, durability and eliminates fasteners. It features a wall-saver rear leg design and ample clean-out space between seat and back.

To visit the Legend BH webpage, please click here.

 

 

 

Cassia – Behavioral Health Seating

This week, Stance launched the behavioral health configuration of the Cassia Lounge Seating Collection. It’s a heavy-duty version of the handsome, contemporary collection of lounge seating and matching tables we introduced in January. Like the original, the Collection consists of 1- 2- and 3-seaters and matching tables.

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Cassia Lounge Seating for Behavioral Health

As behavioral health seating, it’s durable and safe. But it’s also comfortable, contemporary and a pleasure to sit in.

The durability is derived from modular components which are 14ga. steel and engineered plywood. The safety features include hidden, tamper proof fasteners. A steel plate is bolted to the seat pan to add weight and hide fasteners. And Cassia is designed with an innovative, concealed clean-out feature so objects can’t be hidden and dirt won’t be trapped between the seat and back.

Designers can specify contrasting fabrics, custom finishes, choice of arm cap styles and laminate or solid surface table tops.

To visit our Cassia BH page, 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.

Recliner Swing-up Arm eases patient transfer

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Oasis Recliner with swing-up arm

Introducing the innovative Swing-Up Arm for the Oasis Recliner –  a new solution for patient transfer.

 

Ease of Operation and Patient Transfer

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Button releases swing-up arm

The new, easy-to-use Swing-Up Arm for the Oasis Recliner was developed by Stance in consultation with clinicians. A button releases the arm of the recliner, which swings-up and out of the way on a pneumatic spring. With the arm raised, the seat and the side of the chair are level. So, the transfer distance and effort required is reduced, in comparison to traditional solutions such as drop-in, drop-down and swing-away arms. With the patient seated in the recliner, give the arm a slight push and the pneumatic spring lowers it to the resting position, in a controlled motion.

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Shown with swing-up arm raised

 

Convenient, Safe and Infection-Resistant

There are several advantages to this method of patient transfer. Convenience: the Swing-Up Arm remains connected to the chair, at all times. Safety: the inner workings and moving parts of the chair remain concealed. Infection-resistance: there are no exposed hinges or receptacles to be cleaned.

 

That’s why the move is on to the Oasis Recliner with Swing-Up Arm, from Stance Healthcare.

Click here to read more about the feature-rich Oasis Recliner with the new swing-up arm.

 

 

 

Legend – a new line of healthcare metal seating from Stance

You are present at the birth of a Legend. This month, the collection known as Legend has taken its rightful place as our fifth line of metal-framed seating.

The name Legend is destined to be writ large in the annals of healthcare metal seating. It shall be renowned, far and wide, as a durable and affordable option for acute care facilities of any budget. healthcare metal seating

For it bears the Stance Symbol of Strength, an emblem signifying a level of durability that surpasses the demands of the 24/7 healthcare environment. And it performs this heroic feat at a price-point that falls between our entry level chair [Accent] and the next in the line of succession [Integrity].LegendFrame

Tales will be told of Legend’s simple, attractive frame design, which is fully-welded to eliminate the need for fasteners that can loosen, over time.

Songs will be sung of the richness of its many features and options, such as

  • 21”, 24”and 31” seat widths
  • open or closed arms
  • wood or polyurethane arms
  • wall-saver rear leg
  • hardy ganging bracket and
  • a range of complementary tables, freestanding or connected.

But Legend shall also be celebrated in the chronicles of behavioral health, for it is available in a heavy-duty version. Let it be known that the HD Legend features a sled-base design, added weight, tamper-proof fasteners, non-removable arm caps, and the design eliminates areas of concealment.

Henceforward, it shall be proclaimed by all who venture forth from this site – the healthcare metal seating line known as Legend has been launched and more can be learned by clicking here.

 

 

Stance Healthcare’s “Integrity” is Now Available in Multiple Seating

Integrity Multiple Seating Stance HealthcareFeedback from our customers is something we really value and love to hear. One request that we had heard often was for an expansion of our popular “Integrity” Seating Line to include 2 and 3-seat units–a great way to save space and money.

You asked, we listened! We’re now proud to announce our expanded Integrity Healthcare Seating Collection.

  • Now featuring 2 and 3-seat multiple seating units – This allows you to fit more seats at a lower “cost per seat”
  • Same timeless look and easy-to-clean design as the original Integrity Seating Collection
  • Generously padded, 21” wide seats
  • Fully-welded frame design for ultimate durability

Learn more about the multiple seating options available within the expanded Integrity Collection.

Stance Healthcare at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference

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 Glideroasis 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.

The Legendstance healthcare legend

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
facility.

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.

MORE Options: Good, Better, Best from Stance Healthcare

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At Stance Healthcare, we believe it’s nice to have options. That’s why we offer our customers Good, Better and Best options in many categories. And, of course, each option in the category has a distinct price point.

Options for Any Budget

It just seems logical to us to give customers the opportunity to buy according to need or budget. But it’s not a common industry practise. The typical manufacturer of healthcare-specific furniture provides only one option in a category. Or they offer multiple product choices but all at one price level. And for many buyers the options are either too rich in price or too thin on quality or features.

AttessaBuying Based on the Demands of Your Unique Space

Stance customers can buy based on the demands of the particular environment in which the product will be used or based on economy. So, in these categories, we have an option for an end user that requires the most durable product available and at least two other lower-priced options for those who don’t. By the way, our good and lowest priced option in any category is still a healthcare-specific product designed and built in North America with materials manufactured in North America.

For example, we offer five metal seating lines and all at distinct price levels. In order of price, the lines include the entry level Accent Stacking Chair, Legend, Integrity, Vista II and the top of the line, Oasis. It’s nice to have options.

More Options in a Variety of Products & Materials

level-certifiedStance offers good, better and best products in a variety of categories, including wood seating, case goods, behavioral health seating, overbed tables and sleep products.
Each offering in the category is distinguished from the others by quality and price.

And we’re developing new and enhancing current products on a continuous basis. So, we’re adding more categories with good, better, best options to our line. Case in point: we have two new recliners in development to add to our Oasis Recliner.

Good, better and best options, priced accordingly, from Stance Healthcare. It’s our unique stance in the marketplace.

Dousing Flame-Retardant Fabrics

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:

Stinson www.cfstinson.com

Momentum www.themomgroup.com

LDI www.ldisolutions.com

Paul Brayton www.paulbraytondesigns.com

Maharam www.maharam.com

Ultra Fabrics www.ultrafabricsllc.com

Brentano www.brentanofabrics.com

For advice on healthcare fabric selection and flame-retardant fabrics, please consult with the Stance Healthcare Customer Service Team. We welcome your questions!

Stance Healthcare Seating is Now level®-Certified

level-certifiedAt Stance Healthcare, all of our seating products are on the level. That’s right: all Stance seating is now level®-Certified to conform to the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.

That means an independent third-party consulting firm determined that Stance seating products are manufactured in an environmentally sustainable way and that the company is operated in a socially responsible manner. BIFMA calls level conformance a “hard-earned symbol of a company’s commitment to sustainability,” and earning that certification was tough. Think of the consulting firm as physiotherapists. For six months, they pushed us to stretch and bend and think in new directions.

oasis treatment reclinerWe’ve always given careful consideration to the environmental impact of our business. Now, we’ve demonstrated that we meet an industry standard in three categories and four impact areas of furniture sustainability.

Three Categories

Product

We analysed our seating products to identify factors affecting their impact on the natural environment, including component materials, longevity and recyclability.

Facility

We assessed our manufacturing facility and operational impacts to measure them against relevant criteria across the Four Impact Areas.

Organization

And we considered our corporate values and procedures to determine leadership in sustainable practices.level-certified

Four Impact Areas

Materials

We were called on to study the efficient use of materials, recycled content, rapidly renewable bio-based and climate neutral materials, water and waste management, packaging, and product life cycle impacts.

Energy and Atmosphere

We completed steps toward establishing an energy policy, energy and greenhouse gas audits, reducing energy impacts, renewable energy use and generation, product embodied energy, and greenhouse gas reporting.

Human and Ecosystem Health

We addressed the human and natural ecosystem health impacts of the chemical constituents used in furniture products, the production processes and the operations and maintenance of facilities.

Social Responsibility

We instituted management practises designed to avoid, detect or respond to threats to employee and community health and safety.

Finally, we emerged from the physio clinic for environmental sustainability, and the time, effort and expense required to earn level certification will benefit our customers and, most importantly, the natural environment.level-logo

Click here for more information about Stance Healthcare’s level®-Certified products.

Learn more about level® Certification at levelcertified.org.