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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Employee Spotlight – Tracey, Sales Specialist

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Whether it’s discussing the best lounger for your Behavioral Health facility, chatting about hospital-grade fabrics, or debating the latest baseball game, Tracey is always here to listen!  She is also the star of Stance Healthcare’s Facebook live events and is the queen of fabric. Having been in the industry for over 20 years, Tracey is extremely approachable and highly knowledgeable.

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!

 

New Standard Color Option

We are very excited to be adding another color option to our standard finishes.  Grenada is a gray finish that is on-trend and provides a cool undertone.  This color can be applied to any of our wood, laminate or thermofoil finishes.  No matter which material you choose, they are all strong, durable and easy-to-clean, making them ideal for high traffic healthcare environments.

Wood provides a natural look with beautiful lines and patterns.  It is naturally durable and reliable.  A great option for seating and occasional tables.

Laminate is made of resin impregnated cellulose layers and has a beautiful wood grain effect.  It is moisture resistant and has the benefit of adhering to surfaces of all shapes and sizes.  A good option for occasional tables and casework.

Thermofoil is made using a flexible vinyl material that is applied by heating the vinyl and molding it over medium-density fiberboard or engineered wood.  A great alternative to wood or laminate, it has a smooth surface that resists chipping and staining and is moisture resistant.   Thermofoil is low maintenance and can be molded into a variety of patterns and shapes.  It’s a great option for patient room case goods and the tops of overbed tables.

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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!

Riding the Big Bike

The chance of rain didn’t prevent the staff at Stance Healthcare from participating in the Heart and Strokes Big Bike fundraising event yesterday.  Decked out in rain gear; Stance Healthcare employees filled the 29-seater Big Bike and rode for 20 minutes through the streets of Kitchener.  Staff raised over $3000 for the popular fundraising event, which was generously matched by Stance Healthcare, for a combined total of over $6000!!

All of the money raised through Big Bike helps support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Donations are used to help fund critical research that’s preventing heart disease and stroke, saving lives and supporting survivors and their families.

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Additional photos can be found on our Facebook page.

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.