Healthcare Design's 2012 Product Pavilion People's Choice Awards
The third annual Product Pavilion People’s Choice Awards invited attendees of the 2012 Healthcare Design Conference to vote for the products they thought featured the most innovative design—ranging from flooring to patient room marker boards.
The Product Pavilion area, set up in the conference’s exhibit hall, displayed nine products that were new to the industry within the last 24 months. Votes were submitted throughout the course of event, held Nov. 3-6, 2012, in Phoenix.
Healthcare Design congratulates the winner and two runners-up, and thanks all of the companies that took part.
CS415 Computer Station
Glass Patient Room Marker Boards
Low Tide with the Island Seat
National Office Furniture
Confide Patient Chair
FIRST PLACE WINNER
ProLine Linear Shower Drain
Shaw Commercial Hard Surfaces
2ND RUNNER UP
TMM6 Power Drive Stretcher-Chair
1ST RUNNER UP
First Place Winner
Quick Drain USA’s ProLine Linear Shower Drain
The stainless steel ProLine Linear Shower Drain offers a sheet waterproofing flange for curbless and ADA-accessible showers. It features a low-profile, 1.5-inch-wide slim design. It’s built with a fully sloped trough that allows for easy draining and eliminates the need for barriers and thresholds, creating an accessible shower with a universal design.
Waterproofing and pre-sloped panels, called QuickSlope, are a part of the system for ease, speed, and consistency of installation. The ProLine shower drain provides the option of installing a true “zero-entry” shower pan without recessing the shower pan into the subfloor.
The VistaSlide from Vistamatic is a secure, glazed observation screen that provides views into patient rooms or allows staff to monitor corridors and nurses’ stations. The panel operates in a lateral fashion, with the linear design moving vertically from side to side within the confines of the sealed unit. It’s appropriate for use in doors or in a wall or partition, when installed in its larger format.
The VistaSlide consists of three sheets of glass and is available in a variety of sizes. Additionally, the VistaSlide with Artwork includes images, such as a school of fish, country scene, or waterfall.
TransMotion Medical’s TMM6
The TMM6 is TransMotion Medical’s new power-drive stretcher-chair that allows staff to “drive” patients through a facility. The TMM6 offers motorized positioning so patients can easily be moved from upright to supine or for the height of the stretcher-chair to be adjusted. The TMM6 can decrease the risk of staff injury by reducing transfers and eliminating manual positioning and the push/pull force associated with patient handling.
The TMM6 can also reduce the amount of equipment needed by staff, because it functions as a chair, transport stretcher, procedure table, and recovery recliner. The stretcher-chair can be used in multiple departments and features a radiolucent back for radiologic procedures. It can turn quickly, maneuver tight spaces, and handle ramps, carpets, and bumpy thresholds.