2016 Community Outreach Initiatives

Stance Healthcare takes great pride in our efforts to support the community in which we live and work, both through corporate donations and by encouraging our employees to join us in our endeavors.  Below is a recap of our initiatives in 2016.

THE FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION

In May 2016, we held our 2nd Annual Food Drive for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.  Hunger is a problem affecting thousands in our community, so Stance once again challenged employees to bring in non-perishable food items over a two week period.  We then donated $4 for every pound of food that was collected.  The total weight of the food donated this year was 204.5 lbs., making Stance’s monetary donation $818.00, which allowed The Food Bank to provide 2,613 meals to those in need in our community!

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CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Stance purchased $500 worth of tickets to a local rodeo fundraising event held on August 26th by the Canadian Diabetes Association.  This organization assists the more than 3.6 million Canadians who have diabetes, and the more than 6 million Canadians with prediabetes, to live healthy lives while they work for a cure.  The proceeds of the tickets went directly to support the charity, and the 25 tickets purchased were donated back to the organization who then dispersed them to participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.

HOCKEY HELPS THE HOMELESS

Hockey Helps the Homeless funds solutions and projects for organizations that contribute to the ultimate goal of ending homelessness in communities across Canada.  Stance’s donation of $1000, for the tournament held on October 28th, was used to assist organizations in our local area including HHUG, oneROOF, Lutherwood, House of Friendship and the YWCA.

SALVATION ARMY FOOD & TOY DISTRIBUTION

In December 2016, we once again called upon our employees’ generosity, and as always, they managed to exceed our expectations!  We collected an amazing array of toys and books for children of all ages which were dropped off at the Salvation Army’s Food & Toy Distribution warehouse.  There they were sorted by age and gender for delivery to Community and Family Services Centres throughout our community for further distribution to local families in need.

Vista II Highback Now Available in 3 Seat Widths

If you like the original Vista II, you’ll love the Highback version – now available in 21″, 24″ and 31″ seat widths.

A beautiful synthesis of form, adaptability and comfort, the Vista II Highback features a fully welded 14-gauge powder-coated steel frame, replaceable seat and back covers, and a frame designed to protect walls.  This patient chair comes with a round or square back, as well as a flex-back option on selected sizes.

A perfect addition to any patient room!

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Our Top 3 Healthcare Design Links for December

Hospital’s use of Copper Surfaces Helped it Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections
An interesting low cost study on how using copper (instead of plastic and wood) on high-touch surfaces within a hospital facility, can reduce hospital-acquired infections by up to 60 percent!

Color is Key Component in Room Design
Whether designing a space for your home, or a healthcare facility, color is always a key component.  Colors that evoke a calming and relaxing atmosphere are ideal for healthcare spaces.  In this article, you’ll read about psychology to color, and that every shade in the spectrum can create an emotional and even a physical response.

What is Behavioral Health Furniture
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Of Course, we couldn’t forget to include the info sheet we created titled What is Behavioral Health Furniture. This info sheet explains that when purchasing furniture for an intensive environment, safety, durability and cleanability are all major factors to consider.

 

 

2016 – Year in Review

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we look back at 2016 and our accomplishments…

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Top Selling Product of the Year!
Having started out as metal Seating specialists, it’s only natural that the Accent to would be our most popular product of 2016.  Metal-frame seating continues to be common among the industry because they are versatile and well-suited for waiting areas, patient rooms, cafeterias, and administrative spaces.  Not only does the Accent provide versatility, it’s also comfortable, efficient, easily cleaned and durable enough to withstand intensive use.

 

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New Behavioral Health Furniture
Dedicated to providing clients with more options when designing their healthcare spaces, we launched over 30 new products this year alone!  In addition, as demand for Behavioral Health products notably grew in 2016, we increased our Behavioral Health Furniture collection to include the Caliber, Valiant, Onward Bench and Heavy Duty Tables. Each of these furnishings are specifically designed to meet the needs of the Behavioral Health sector. Due to popular demand, we will continue to expand our Behavioral Health Furniture collection in 2017, with designs focused on comfort, safety and extreme durability.  Stay tuned!

 
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Manufacturing Facilities Expansion
Lastly, we can’t forget the BIG move that happened in October. Our staff dedicated their time over the course of a single week to make the move.  We doubled our manufacturing facility and are now located at 45 Goodrich Drive in Kitchener, Ontario.

 

 

 

 

A Valiant Addition to Behavioral Health Seating

This week Stance released another product to its line of Behavioral Health furniture. The Valiant is a one-piece, rotationally-molded plastic lounge chair designed for intensive use environments. Its durability and ergonomics provide maximum strength, comfort and safety.

It features tamperproof fasteners, can hold up to 1500lbs, is stain-resistant and super-easy to clean! The Valiant also provides the option of stand-alone use, or it can be ganged together. For added safety and security, you can add weight to the chair, or bolt it in place. Available in black, blue gray, brown, green and slate blue, the Valiant would make a great addition to any healthcare facility!

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Stance sets the table in behavioral health

This week, Stance released a collection of heavy-duty tables for behavioral health. The collection is informed by our ongoing work with end-users and designers in the BH category and includes a Multi-Purpose Table, Occasional Tables in two styles and a Drum Table. Choose from a range of standard wood, laminate and metal finishes.

Heavy-Duty Tables for Behavioral Health

Our Multi-Purpose Table has a 1″ thick top with a solid wood, bullnose edge. To increase safety, the optional trumpet or disc base is weighted.

The heavy-duty Occasional Tables are available in two styles which complement our Cassia and Legend seating lines. Both styles feature a thermoformed top with rounded edges and a sled base with bolt-to-floor option.

And the Drum Table is designed with a steel plinth base for durability and added weight to discourage mishandling.

The table is set with three heavy-duty options for use in the most demanding healthcare environments. CLICK HERE to visit the web page.

 

Bench Strength

This week, we introduced bench seating to our Integrity line. Now, Stance offers matching benches in four seating lines, and the Integrity Bench is the latest addition.

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Specify benches to increase the versatility and functionality of any space. Each collection of bench seating from Stance includes single, bariatric, 2-seat and 3-seat options. And the upholstery is field-replaceable to maintain a fresh and welcoming environment.

Features

  • Single, bariatric, 2-seat and 3-seat options
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Exceeds BIFMA Seating Durability Test to 500lbs. per bench
  • Upholstery is field-replaceable

Options

  • Custom Frame Finishes
  • CALTB 133 compliance
  • Moisture barrier

Click here to visit the Integrity Bench page on our site.

 

Healthcare recliner meets patient room chair

With a narrow 22″ seat width and infinite recline mechanism, the Onward Patient Room Recliner is designed for increasingly smaller patient rooms.

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It combines the qualities of the traditional healthcare recliner with a typical high-back patient chair. So, it’s great for patients, residents and their guests.

  • 22″ seat width, narrower than the traditional recliner
  • Pneumatic cylinder powers infinite recline mechanism
  • 14-guage steel inner frame for durability
  • Recline lever ergonomically positioned for ease of operation
  • Wide, contoured headrest
  • Nylon-webbed metal seat frame for comfort and durability
  • Seat and back upholstery is field-replaceable
  • Pass-thru space between seat and back for ease of cleaning

Click here to learn more about the Onward Patient Room Recliner.

 

The Kindred Day Bed from Stance

The Kindred Day Bed is a great solution for smaller patient rooms, because it can be customized to suit any space.

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The standard sleep surface is 30″x 80″, however you can specify whatever length or height you require.

The Day Bed coordinates with Kindred Case Goods, and like all components in the Kindred Collection you may select from 4 face styles and pull options and 7 standard wood finishes – not to mention thousands of graded-in and COM fabrics, special laminates and colors.

The inside dimensions of the three drawers are 19″x 24″ x 7″ deep, which provides ample storage for the bolsters during sleeping hours.

Click here to learn more about the Kindred Day Bed.