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Vista II Seating: More Features & Options Than Ever

vista IIFrom hospital ERs, to specalized clinics, to assisted living spaces, the Vista II Seating Collection can be specified to meet the unique needs of your facility.

Now, the Vista II Seating Collections features even more choices than ever including:

  • Square or round back style
  • Wood or polyurethane arm caps
  • Available in 2 seat widths – 21” and 24”
  • Optional Flex-Back available for Guest and Patient chairs
  • Two “sit” options – ”less firm” or “more firm”
  • Customizable seat height
  • 2 & 3 seaters offer 3 arm options: no center arm, half center arm, or full center arm

Browse the Vista II Collection here.vista II

Meet Riviera: A Fresh Take on Healthcare Lounge Seating

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Look no further designers! We’re proud to introduce Riviera, Stance Healthcare’s new collection of healthcare lounge seating designed with medical spaces in mind.

Our Riviera Collection is the perfect fit for healthcare environments:

  • Available in Lounge Chair, Two-Seat Sofa, and Three-Seat Sofa
  • Unique, transitional style creates a modern wingback appeal
  • Seat cushion fits snugly yet is easily removable for cleaning
  • “Flow-through” design eliminates entrapment of dirt
  • Tapered legs available in wood or metal are field-replaceable

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Want to find our more about Riviera Healthcare Lounge Seating?

Click here to view the full statement of line, brochure, specs, pricing, and other details.

Introducing the New Victory Overbed Table Collection

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We’re excited to announce our new Victory Overbed Table Collection! For this collection, it’s all about convenience and ease-of-use. The Victory line is compatible with late-model beds, stretchers, mobile recliners, and wheelchairs, and is available in 7 great finishes.

Here are some of our favourite Victory Overbed Table features:

  • A pneumatic cylinder that sets a new standard for smooth and silent operation
  • Infinite height adjustment from 29″-45”
  • Room for a food tray & an electronic device with its oversized thermoformed top with spill containment
  • A low-profile base in a “U” configuration, compatible with other healthcare furniture

Want to see more of the Victory collection?

Click here to take a peek at the entire Statement of Line, brochure, gallery, pricing and other important info!

Polyurethane PVC-Free Fabrics for Healthcare

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PVC-Free Fabric by Stance Healthcare supplier, CF Stinson.

If you buy or sell healthcare furniture, at some point you may have asked questions such as, What is a PVC fabric? What is a PVC-free fabric? And why do I need to know?

Let us answer your last question first: because you’re a pro. No, c’mon, you are. And professionals must continue to learn, and that’s what you’re doing. Look at you: learning stuff and everything.

PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. There is some debate about the use of PVC. Claims have been made that it can lead to adverse health effects, and some end users have taken steps to limit its use. For example, ten years ago, Kaiser Permanente opted for PVC-free carpeting in all its facilities. So, a PVC-free fabric does not contain polyvinyl chloride. Now, your inquiring mind is asking, How do I identify fabrics that are PVC-free?

Identifying PVC-Free Fabrics

Look for fabrics made of polyurethane or PU. The popularity of Polyurethane as an upholstery material for healthcare applications is growing. That’s because PU is free of polyvinyl chloride. PU is also durable and supple; it breathes and has an attractive appearance.

And the environmental benefits of Polyurethane are many. It:

  • Decomposes quicker than PVC
  • Incinerates more safely
  • Emits a lower level of VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
  • It is phthalate-free (phthalates [pronounced thalates] are a group of chemicals added to plastics for flexibility and durability, aka plasticizers)

Not all PU is created equally

There are at least three kinds of Polyurethane fabrics: polycarbonate, polyether and polyester. For healthcare applications, look for PU made from polycarbonate resins. In fact, both the so-called skin and base layers of the PU should be made of polycarbonate resin.

Choose Polycarbonate PU for Healthcare Environments

Polycarbonate PU-based fabric offers the best stain resistance and cleanability. And it provides what is known as the highest hydrolysis resistance. Hydrolysis is the process by which humidity and heat degrade the cell structure of a PU, resulting in a flaking, brittle surface. (By the way, polyurethane is a polymer, and a polymer is many molecules strung together. The process of hydrolysis breaks the bonds between the molecules resulting in decay.) Even in a controlled healthcare environment, humidity and body heat can break down a poor-quality PU, over time. So, it’s wise to select a PU fabric with at least a 5-year hydrolysis rating.

Good to Know

PU is not the last word in healthcare fabrics, however. It isn’t as durable as vinyl (yet), and it’s more expensive. However, product development continues, and the durability of PU is going up and the prices are coming down.

For more, follow this link to a PowerPoint presentation from one of our suppliers, CF Stinson, that illustrates these points about Polyurethane fabrics in greater detail.

Durable Healthcare Furniture: The Stance Healthcare Symbol of Strength

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In addition to mobility, functionality, and cleanability, durability is a top priority of ours when we design and manufacture a piece of healthcare furniture. We pride ourselves in designing tough healthcare furniture that dealers are proud to source, designers are confident to specify, and facility managers are pleased to put to use.

Why is durable healthcare furniture so critical?

In a healthcare environment, the durability of a piece of furniture is put to the test every single day given the higher amount of traffic and increased frequency of cleaning. Healthcare furniture has to be built to withstand not only the wear and tear of repeated use, but also the thousands of rounds of cleanings.

For us at Stance Healthcare, that means sourcing materials and designing features that enhance both the durability of the structure and the integrity of the surface finishes.

How do we measure durability?

We created the Stance Healthcare “Symbol of Strength” to denote this superior level of durability that has become synonymous with the Stance name. Products that bear this emblem come with a level of durability that goes above and beyond what is typically expected of healthcare furniture.

Each piece of furniture that earns the Symbol of Strength has met strict qualifying criteria to ensure that it performs far beyond the demands of its environment. On these products, you’ll find features such as heavy 14 gauge fully welded steel frames and high-use poly-resin that earn the Symbol of Strength name.

Which Stance Healthcare products can I find the Symbol of Strength on?

You’ll find the Symbol of Strength on many of our most popular durable healthcare furniture including these models:

Attessa Modular Lounge Seating

Oasis Recliner

Oasis 3-Position Sleeper

Fortress Case Goods

Gibraltar Case Goods

Transcend Overbed Table

Oasis Wood Seating Collection

Onward Wood Seating Collection

Vista Wood Seating Collection

Oasis Metal Seating Collection

Vista II Metal Seating Collection

Integrity Metal Seating Collection

Accent Metal Seating Collection

Treatment Tables

Create Your Space With Attessa: Our New Line of Modular Seating for Public Spaces

In Italian, the word “attesa” means waiting. In English, Attessa means waiting in style.  After 2 years of careful and thoughtful designing and redesigning, we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Attessa line.  Attessa is a series of eye-catching modular lounge seating with straight lines, graceful curves and versatile components.  We designed Attessa with busy public spaces in mind, from a hospital lobby to the reception area of a sole practitioner.

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Attessa is modular.
As a modular seating collection, Attessa offers you the freedom to configure functional, inviting designs that conform to their environment. From grand and expansive to modern and compact, Attessa fits your unique space perfectly.

Attessa is versatile.
Make the collection your own with options of contrasting fabrics, tapered wood or metal legs in our standard finishes, and a choice of laminate or solid-surface table tops.

Attessa is built tough.
Attessa has achieved the Stance Healthcare “Symbol of Strength” for enhanced durability. The modules are constructed of engineered plywood and reinforced with 14-gauge steel bracketing for enhanced structural integrity. Each module has a weight-rating of 850lbs. And the heavy-duty ganging system is intuitive and easy to install.

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Want to see more of Attessa?
View the entire line and available finishes in our Attessa PDF Brochure.

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