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Stance Behavioral Health’s Flo Collection Invites a Sense of Calm and Normalcy for Dining, and Multi-Use Behavioral Health Settings.


The rotationally molded Flo Dining Collection offers a new and unexpected combination of beautiful aesthetics and end-user comfort not typically found in a healthcare dining environment – and is especially unique for Behavioral Health spaces, for which Flo is specifically designed. With its clean, organic lines, soothing color options, and subtle safety elements, Flo provides a calming aesthetic that invites users to relax while dining safely or participating in group therapy in shared, intensive use spaces. The durable collection has a seamless, easy-to-clean design, with corners and edges rounded for increased safety.

 

“Flo is unique in that, whether for dining or multi-use settings, it brings a sense of normalcy to the user experience,” said Suzanne Fawley, Stance Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Interior Designer. “Its comfortable, seamless design is easy to maintain and keep clean, while also encouraging the user to sit back and relax. Perhaps most importantly for Behavioral Health settings, Flo’s table and chairs are weighted with rounded corners, supporting a safe environment for patients, caregivers and visitors.”

 

There are even more options in the Flo line to make multi-use spaces more welcoming for everyone. We will be expanding this series next year with a wider, armed lounge version of the Flo chair. Be on the lookout for more information.  Another addition coming soon is our optional dining chairs, with supportive backs. Ligature resistance is a top priority for rotationally molded furniture in many behavioral health spaces. The back of our Flo chairs flow seamlessly into the arms, creating a direct angle that is both comfortable and safe. With the option of being weighted for added safety, this feature reduces stress and minimizes the opportunities for self-harm.

 

Flo’s tabletops provide durable versatility with their seamless laminate surfaces and pick-proof molded polyurethane edges to deter dirt collection. They are assembled using multi-core composite construction with encapsulated fasteners for superior strength.

 

The entire Flo collection is ergonomically designed for comfort, with the Behavioral Health patient experience squarely in focus. By providing patients with comfortable, beautiful and safe furniture in a dining or other group environment, Flo supports an overall environment that resembles that of post-treatment life – and thus supports their preparatory journey to discharge.

 

Learn more about our Flo Dining Collection for Behavioral Health here.

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Stance Behavioral Health’s Oasis Glider highlights the value of movement in Behavioral Health environments.

When selecting the right furniture for your healthcare facility, it’s important to take into account how every feature and function will impact those who interact with it. The Oasis Glider by Stance Behavioral Health offers an array of finishes to conform to any aesthetic, with features and functionality that help set it apart and provide therapeutic benefits where patients need it most. 

 

 

As stewards of thoughtful design, Stance Behavioral Health understands as well as anyone how furniture can affect the well-being of patients in Behavioral Health settings. And the Oasis Glider reflects that understanding perfectly. It’s a solid, heavy-duty glider that stays secure to the ground to enable patient movement, without moving and causing damage to your facility’s floor – resulting in a safer, sturdier alternative to the traditional rocking chair that offers the soothing comfort and therapeutic benefits of movement

 

Traditionally, the benefits of movement have rarely been utilized outside of elderly care, but the benefits of movement in Behavioral Health settings cannot and should not be underestimated. Motion promotes relaxation and comfort, while reducing stress and decreasing the need for anxiety and depression medication, and supporting a more pleasant patient experience overall.  

  

The Oasis Glider is available for general healthcare settings, but its benefits are best experienced in a Behavioral Health environment – where standards are transitioning from institutional furnishings to more intentional furnishings that support safe and comforting environments.

 

If you’re interested in moving forward with a new approach to Behavioral Health furnishings and want to learn more about the benefits of the Stance Behavioral Health Oasis Glider, click here.

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Partnership continues collaboration between the industry-leading healthcare nonprofit and the award-winning healthcare furniture manufacturer

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Stance Healthcare, award-winning leader in furniture design and manufacturing for general and Behavioral Healthcare facilities, announces its renewed partnership with The Center for Health Design (CHD) in 2022. As a valued partner to CHD, Stance will sponsor at least two workshops and two webinars, all focusing on Behavioral Health, this year.

 

The two organizations are a compatible fit, with both CHD and Stance exhibiting leadership and passion for advancing opportunities within the intersection of health and design. CHD is the go-to nonprofit for education that equips today’s professionals to support improved healthcare quality through the built environment. Stance, for its part, launched its Improving Lives by Design brand mission in 2021 – a reflection of the company’s track record producing thoughtful, intuitive furniture for healthcare spaces that encourage healing.

 

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Center for Health Design advances best practices and empowers healthcare leaders with quality research that demonstrates the value of design to improve health outcomes, patient experience of care, and provider/staff satisfaction and performance.

 

“We are looking forward to another year of learning alongside our colleagues at the Center for Health Design,” said Carl Kennedy, Stance Healthcare’s president. “They are an indispensable resource for designers and professionals in the healthcare space, and we are honored to support their informative, impactful programming as a sponsor.”

 

The partnership’s event programming kicks off March 17 with the Stance-sponsored CHD webinars, Designed for the Mind: Environments for Behavioral Telehealth Delivery and Day in the Life: Innovative Design for Behavioral Health. The first presentation will explore what’s next in post-COVID design considerations for telehealth delivery of Behavioral Health services; the second utilizes a case study to understand the importance of a collaborative design approach inclusive of all perspectives and disciplines – from executives to clinicians.

 

Those interested in attending the March 17 webinars can learn more and register below:
 

Webinar: Designed for the Mind: Environments for Behavioral Telehealth Delivery
Webinar: Day In the Life: Innovative Design for Behavioral Health

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When selecting furniture for Behavioral Health settings, designers and facility planners are always looking for products that go beyond simply satisfying safety requirements. Our Onward Bench for Behavioral Health is a perfect example of such a product, as a multi-use bench that is comfortable and versatile, in addition to being safe for patients, care providers, and visitors.

 

The Onward Bench for Behavioral Health offers a sturdy and clean design with its fully welded metal structural framework. Ideal for the dynamic uses of Behavioral Health treatment settings, Onward can be used in a variety of settings: as seating in a general waiting area or corridor wait spaces, as a safe, quiet personal space for a patient, or as a comfortable, relaxed option for patients and care providers in a therapy session. The bench is a safe and durable option for many different high-use settings, from concierge addiction recovery centers to prison and detainment environments.

 

 

Our Onward benches are built to the highest standard of quality in the industry and can be easily renewed in the field to maintain a fresh environment. With durability to withstand use, abuse and the test of time, Onward exceeds the BIFMA Seating Durability test to 500lbs. per bench, and comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

 

Adding to its versatility, Onward features three sizes: 31”, 42”, 63”, optional moisture barrier, and replaceable seat cushions if needed. The bench can also be bolted to the floor for added safety.

 

The Onward Bench is part of our Onward for Behavioral Health lounge series, which also includes lounge chairs in three sizes. Stance Behavioral Health is pleased to offer a growing portfolio of safe, durable, comfortable furniture products. Learn more at https://stancebh.com/.  

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When it comes to selecting furniture for Behavioral Health environments, durability is a top priority for facility decision-makers. As a result, furniture for such high-use areas like BH treatment facilities has typically offered function – and neglected form, favoring sturdiness over something aesthetically pleasing or comfortable. But what if there was a product that offered it all? Enter: Verity for Behavioral Health, our lounge series that merges modern comfort with unmatched durability.

 

 

Now offered with a choice of metal legs or extended arms to the floor for Behavioral Health, our Verity series offers a soft, homelike aesthetic that brings a sense of warmth and comfort to any healthcare space. Every touch point on the lounge series features rounded edges, making it ideal for high-use environments. But underneath its attractive appeal is the unexpected sturdiness that withstands wear, tear and abuse – making it a unique offering in the healthcare furniture marketplace.

 

“I always say that Verity is our ‘beast of a beauty’. Its soft lines and beautiful, modern design are what catch the eye – but it’s the collection’s remarkable durability that makes Verity a standout,” said Suzanne Fawley, Stance Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Interior Designer. “You would never know how strong Verity is by simply looking at it, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite collections.”

 

The full family of the Verity collection is available in custom finishes and includes a recliner and sleep chairs. In addition to its strength and attractive aesthetic, Verity offers many configuration options, making it perfectly suited for both general and Behavioral Health settings where users will lounge for extended periods of time. The sleek collection is also highly cleanable, with concealed clean-out space between the seat and back.

 

From surgical suite waiting areas, to public spaces and therapeutic settings, Verity is ideal for general healthcare and Behavioral Health environments. Learn more about Verity’s general healthcare collection here and our Behavioral Health offering here.

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Popular Verity, Jensen and Vista II collections get BH-grade updates on the heels of 2021 Healthcare Design award win for BH product

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Stance Healthcare, a leader in furniture design and manufacturing for general and Behavioral Healthcare facilities, has evolved three of its best-selling lines – Verity, Jensen and Vista II – for Behavioral Health (BH) environments. Developed with maximum safety, comfort and durability in mind, the new collections are available for purchase beginning November 30. The new releases come weeks after the company took home the Nightingale GOLD Award win – their third HCD award in four years – for Stance’s BH dining collection, Flo, at the 2021 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo. 

 

The new Verity Lounge Collection for Behavioral Health, an extension of Stance Healthcare’s popular Verity line for general healthcare settings, now offers a choice of metal legs or extended arms to the floor for Behavioral Health. The ultra durable seating is known for its ability to withstand wear, tear and abuse in high-use environments. Verity is available in custom finishes and configuration options, and the sleek collection is also highly cleanable, with concealed clean-out space between the seat and back.

 

 

Also expanded for Behavioral Health environments is one of Stance’s 2021 new releases, the Jensen Lounge Seating Collection. Intentionally designed for today’s modern healthcare facilities, Jensen blends a stylish mid-century design with the strength of metal. Jensen, which is also offered in guest seating for general healthcare, features a 14-gauge powder coated steel frame, and a replaceable seat, back and arm caps. The Behavioral Health update for the line includes added weight options, bolt-to-floor brackets and the option of fully closed arms. 

 

 

Rounding out the new Behavioral Health releases is Vista II for Behavioral Health. The metal seating collection satisfies all practical requirements for high-traffic healthcare spaces, featuring attractive aesthetics and a wide array of options that enhance functionality. The new BH update includes a welded sled base and cross rails for robust construction, tamper-resistant hardware and a wall-saver frame design that protects walls from damage.
 

 

“Evolving these three collections for Behavioral Health is a great way to close out this year of aggressive new product development at Stance,” said Carl Kennedy, Stance Healthcare’s president. “As demand continues to increase for Behavioral Health furniture, we are uniquely equipped to offer products that are not only durable, they just as importantly bring the added elements of comfort and cleanability that are often neglected in the marketplace. While tough and built to last, these are collections that also consider the experience and needs of the end-user – patients, visitors, and care providers.”

 

The Verity, Jensen, and Vista II collections for Behavioral Health are the latest of several new releases to launch this year from Stance Healthcare, which began 2021 with an aggressive product development agenda. 

 

New releases from Stance Healthcare and Stance Behavioral Health for 2021 also include:

 

Follow Stance Healthcare’s blog, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on product releases, as well as engaging content centered on Stance’s Improving Lives by Design mission that educates and inspires.

 

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 the 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 stancehealthcare.com for the latest news and in-depth information on Stance Healthcare and visit https://stancebh.com/ to learn more about our Behavioral Health offerings and insights.

 

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The Behavioral Health dining collection is Stance Healthcare’s third Nightingale win in four years

 

CLEVELAND, OH. – Flo, an all-new dining collection created exclusively for Behavioral Health environments, has won the Nightingale GOLD Award at this week’s 2021 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference. The collection marks the third HCD award win from Flo manufacturers, Stance Healthcare, known for their innovative, safe, and comfortable Behavioral Health and general healthcare products. 

 

The rotationally-molded Flo offers beautiful organic lines and a soothing color palette, providing a calming aesthetic that invites users to relax while dining safely in an intensive use space.

 

 

The chair and tables in the Flo series, released June 2021, feature a rotationally molded one-piece base offering superior durability and cleanability, and can be ballasted or bolted to the floor to suit environmental needs. Flo’s dining chair, with its high back support and rounded edges throughout, is ergonomically designed to enhance user comfort and safety. Table tops in the series include a seamless laminated surface with a molded polyurethane edge to resist picking, and are assembled using a multi-core composite construction with encapsulated fasteners for superior strength. Flo’s balance of functional symmetry and peaceful color tones make it a welcoming addition to any Behavioral Health facility.

 

“It’s a thrill to receive a win for Flo, especially because this is a product that is so unique and valuable for Behavioral Health settings – specifically in the often-overlooked dining areas,” said Suzanne Fawley, Stance Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Interior Designer. “It’s so important that therapeutic environments are supported by furniture that is not only safe and not distracting, but more importantly, comfortable and dignifying for the user. Flo provides this support by giving end-users safe, inviting furniture that encourages normal-life interactions.”

 

Flo follows two previous Nightingale wins for Stance Healthcare, the Resilia Drum Table in 2017 and Frontier for Behavioral Health in 2019. The Flo collection is one of several 2021 new releases from Stance Healthcare’s growing portfolio of durable, beautiful and comfortable healthcare furniture for general and Behavioral Health settings. The award-winning collection follows the company’s Improving Lives by Design mission to support the experience of patients, care providers, and visitors with every product design.

 

New releases from Stance Healthcare and Stance Behavioral Health for 2021 include:

 

Terrace Outdoor Collection for Behavioral Health (released in September)

Flo Dining Collection for Behavioral Health (released in July)

Pier Tables for Behavioral Health (released in July)

Gem Occasional Table (released in May)

Iris Occasional Table and Iris Occasional Table for Behavioral Health (released in May)

Valet and Valet for Behavioral Health (released in April)

Jensen Guest Seating Collection and Jensen Lounge Collection (released in March)

 

Follow Stance Healthcare’s blog, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on product releases, as well as engaging content centered on Stance’s Improving Lives by Design mission that educates and inspires.

 

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 the 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 stancehealthcare.com for the latest news and in-depth information on Stance Healthcare and visit https://stancebh.com/ to learn more about our Behavioral Health offerings and insights.

 

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Spotlight on: Flo

Stance Behavioral Health’s Flo Dining Collection Invites a Sense of Calm and Normalcy for Dining, Multi-Use Behavioral Health Settings

 

 

The rotationally molded Flo Dining Collection offers a new and unexpected combination of beautiful aesthetics and end-user comfort not typically found in a healthcare dining environment – and is especially unique for Behavioral Health spaces, for which Flo is specifically designed. With its clean, organic lines, soothing color options, and subtle safety elements, Flo provides a calming aesthetic that invites users to relax while dining safely in an intensive use space. The durable collection has a seamless, easy-to-clean design, with corners and edges rounded for increased safety.

 

“Flo is unique in that, whether for dining or multi-use settings, it brings a sense of normalcy to the user experience,” said Suzanne Fawley, Stance Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Interior Designer. “Its comfortable, seamless design is easy to maintain and keep clean, while also encouraging the user to sit back and relax. Perhaps most importantly for Behavioral Health settings, Flo’s table and chairs are weighted with rounded corners, supporting a safe environment for patients, caregivers and visitors.”

 

The series’ table tops stand out in this collection, with their seamless laminate surfaces and pick-proof molded polyurethane edges to deter dirt collection. They are assembled using multi-core composite construction with encapsulated fasteners for superior strength.

 

Flo is ergonomically designed for comfort, with the Behavioral Health patient experience squarely in focus. By providing patients with comfortable, beautiful and safe furniture in a dining environment, Flo supports an overall environment that resembles that of post-treatment life – and thus supports their preparatory journey to discharge.

 

Learn more about our Flo Dining Collection for Behavioral Health here.

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Fortress, Liberty, and Gibraltar collections now include a platform bed with an integrated bedside table

 

We've expanded our three laminated casegoods collections for Behavioral Health to include a platform bed with an integrated bedside table. The new platform bed for Liberty, Fortress, and Gibraltar has a choice of two bed designs, an optional left- or right-integrated bedside table and standard bolt-to-floor hardware.  

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As pioneers in designing furniture for mental and behavioral health, we are proud sponsors of the Center for Health Design’s virtual full-day workshop focused on designing for the next generation of care and care spaces workshop. On September 29th the workshop will begin with a keynote on the State of Practice in Behavioral Health Care and Design, followed by expert panel discussions and case studies. It’s going to be a great day of information and will also include the opportunity to virtually mix and mingle with other attendees.

 

For more information, or to register for the event, visit

 https://www.healthdesign.org/events/383

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