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 eSuggestion Box

We’re kicking off 2015 with something different!

We’re opening the floor to our customers and anyone in the healthcare furniture world: Tell us what you want to see in healthcare furniture this year!

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At Stance Healthcare, stellar customer service is part of our DNA and we believe that starts with listening to the needs of customers like you. We want to keep bringing you the best healthcare furniture that not only transforms your space, but also fits your budget.

Whether you have a big idea for something that hasn’t been done before or a small modification to one of our existing products, we want to hear from you!  You can use the form below to share your ideas however you like–type it, sketch it out, or even upload an image!

We're excited to hear your ideas! Please share them by filling out the feedback form below:

  • Whether you have an idea for something that hasn't been done before, or a modification to an existing product, we want to hear about it!
  • If you're more of a visual person and would like to sketch out your idea, you can upload a photo or scan of your drawing or a digital rendering here!

Style Meets Substance: Cassia Lounge Seating

Inviting, sleek, and durable, we’re proud to announce Cassia, Stance Healthcare’s new collection of lounge seating designed to transform your lounge or lobby.

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Cassia’s sleek, linear profile gives-off a fashionable, contemporary vibe. So you can expect these one- two- and three-seaters to attract attention in any healthcare lobby or lounge environment.

But Cassia is all about style and substance. The deceptively comfortable seat is 18” deep with added webbing and 3” of supporting foam. The construction is engineered plywood reinforced with 14-gauge steel bracketing for enhanced structural integrity and long-term durability. And the wide end frames are supported by a powder-coated steel sled-base in an eye-catching silver finish.

Additionally, Cassia offers the option of wood or solid surface arm caps, each available in a range of attractive finishes.

Style meets substance with Cassia’s wide array of features:

  • Available in one, two, and three-seat lounge chairs
  • Bariatric lounge option with a 33” seat width
  • Engineered plywood construction reinforced by 14-guage steel bracketing for
  • enhanced structural integrity
  • Gap between seat and back for easy cleaning
  • Powder-coated steel sled-base design
  • End tables are 16” and 21” high with choice of laminate or solid-surface tops

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.

The New Oasis Glider: Mental Health Seating Solution

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest mental health seating solution, the Oasis Glider.

A welcome addition to the Oasis Heavy-Duty Seating Familyoasis glider mental health seating

The Oasis 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.

Featuring added weight, no pinch points or areas of concealment, and tamper-proof fasteners throughout, the Oasis HD Glider provides a secure method for bringing motion into challenging environments without sacrificing the safety of patients, visitors and care-givers.

Oasis Glider mental health seating also features:

  • Durable polyurethane arms for increased patient comfort
  • Innovative glider mechanism for smooth motion
  • Non-removable back seat cushions

Take a peek at the Oasis Glider product page for more information.

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.

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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.

Stance Healthcare eBook: Sell More Healthcare Furniture

Free eBook for Furniture Dealers: Selling Into the Healthcare Markethow to sell healthcare furniture

This is a must-read for furniture dealers that are looking to begin selling into the thriving healthcare market or increase their sales in that category. Understand and speak knowledgeably about the topics that have the most influence on a buyer’s decision.

At Stance Healthcare, healthcare furniture is all we do and we’ve supported hundreds of furniture dealers in closing projects. Now, we’re offering our experience and expertise on how to sell healthcare furniture to you.

In this eBook, you’ll learn how to sell healthcare furniture by understanding:

  • How the healthcare industry is growing & what trends you should know about (Did you know that healthcare spending in the U.S. exceeds that of national defense?)
  • The unique furniture needs of the healthcare buyer
  • What factors a healthcare buyer considers when evaluating your company
  • How to choose a great manufacturer to work with

Download Our Free eBook Now

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

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!