Stance Healthcare Takes Home Three 2023 Nightingale Awards

The Lotus Case Goods and Podium Lounge seating collections were honored at HCD Expo.


NEW ORLEANS, November 8, 2023 – Stance Healthcare, a manufacturer of furniture designed for healing environments, received three awards this week at the Healthcare Design Conference + Expo in New Orleans. The annual Nightingale Awards, presented by Healthcare Design magazine in partnership with the Center for Health Design and the HCD Conference, recognize contributions to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contribute to healing.


A record 55 products were reviewed in this year’s program. Winners are selected by a judging panel of healthcare interior designers and facilities executives.


“We’re proud to be recognized for our new Lotus Case Goods and Podium Lounge seating collections because they’re meticulously designed with healthcare staff and patients in mind,” said Carl Kennedy, Stance Healthcare President and CEO. “The Stance team will always challenge ourselves to continually refine our product offerings to best meet our customers’ needs.”


The company received three awards for a total of two collections, including:


  • Gold Award and Innovation Award in the Furniture Collections category: The Lotus Case Goods collection seamlessly blends aesthetics and functionality, utilizing sustainable materials to add warmth to behavioral health spaces with wood-grained appearances and an innovative concealed joinery system unique to the series. Safety is paramount, with ligature-resistant features and an open design to prevent concealment.
  • Silver Award in the Guest/Lounge Seating category: The Podium Lounge collection offers a range of configurations and features tailored to diverse healthcare settings. With enhancements geared toward user comfort, such as wider, flat arms and additional surface space, it is suitable for lounging and providing a restful respite for healthcare staff and patients.


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About Stance Healthcare

Founded in 2006, Stance Healthcare manufactures furniture for healing environments, with a particular focus on hospitals and behavioral health facilities. Stance Healthcare has a reputation for providing high-quality products that meet ever-evolving demands in the areas of design, comfort, safety, durability, renewability, infection control and environmental sustainability. With a strong understanding of patient-centered design, Stance Healthcare is committed to providing innovative furniture solutions that support the healing process. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information on Stance Healthcare, and visit to learn more about our Behavioral Health offerings and insights.

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