Environmentally friendly casework

Amcase is committed to providing modular casework designed to enhance efficiency and productivity. Amcase strives to manufacture casework that is environmentally friendly and superior in construction. Its products are reconfigurable and can easily be relocated as a business adapts to growth and change. The seven-year depreciation schedule on Amcase products enables users to get the most out of their investments.

Innovative glider

Wieland presents the Versant Glider, the latest edition to The Versant Collection. This glider is unique due to its hidden mechanism that gives the chair a light scale appearance. With the short skirt option, the base is open and inherently provides the user more stability when getting in and out of the chair. Since the user can shift his center of gravity directly under the chair, his balance is much better so he needs less assistance, putting less strain on the caregiver.

Overbed patient table

Amico's Dual/Flip Top Tables were designed to reduce infection control issues. A seamless spill guard edge combined with a level, secondary surface minimizes areas in which dirt can collect. Patented Integrated Accessory Rails allow clinicians to mount baskets and IV hooks from the headwalls onto the Overbed Table column.

Adjustable training/banquet tables

Southern Aluminum presents T2 tables, training tables with an 18” table top surface and a 12” modesty panel. By raising the modesty panel, the T2 becomes a 30” banquet table. Customize T2 with over 200 laminates. The tables are manufactured with aluminum, which is a reusable resource.

Storage and desking solutions

KI's latest line of casegoods, the Aristotle collection, is a laminate desking and storage collection that features an elegant, residential aesthetic and conforms to the space and functional needs of virtually any office interior. With a variety of desking options, a multitude of storage solutions, a modular design, and an extensive offering of component sizes and shapes, Aristotle provides a variety of furnishing options for administrative areas, private offices, open workspaces, and office configurations of all types.

Common space seating

With a diverse offering that ranges from traditional two- and three-seat benches with scalloped-wood or scalloped-upholstery accents to square and circular models, Achella benches from Arcadia make ideal companions for a range of healthcare waiting areas, reception rooms, lobbies, and common spaces. Seating units can be upholstered in a wide array of antimicrobial and stain-resistant materials as well as COM, while wood elements are offered in a variety of high-performance laminates or maple wood finishes. Accompanying lounge seating and occasional tables are also available.

Replaceable patient room solution

Complementing Jordan seating and tables, Krug introduces Juno, an innovative new solution for patient rooms. GREENGUARD certified and made from environmentally sustainable materials, Juno features dry-fit construction that offers unique cleanability for infection control, and allows components to be replaced when they become damaged or degraded.

Innovative side panel seating

The Cooper Recliner from Spec features an innovative side panel option: fabric or laminate. Laminate side panels enhance durability and cleanability. Inner steel side frames provide superior strength. Maintenance is simple with easy-to-remove side and back panels. Poly or Wood arms are available in six standard stains, or stain-to-match at no upcharge.

Nurse task center

Wellness Environments offers this in-room Nurse Task Center in its “Patient Room for the Future.” This one-piece molded acrylic Nurse Task Center is seamless, grout-less, and features a custom-designed integral sink and countertop, creating a germ-free environment that is easy to clean. Distinct attributes of this one-piece solid construction include compartments for glove dispensers, a trash receptacle, designated spaces for soap and towel dispensers, dome lights, a large whiteboard, and lockable drawers for medications and supplies.

Convertible chair/sleep surface

The Club Sleeper by Hill-Rom is designed to be easy-to-use and intuitive, to operate with no parts to remove and store. The Club Sleeper offers a comfortable chair that easily converts into a twin sleep surface. Options include a tray table on the left, right, or both. Interior storage is also available under the seat section for pillows and sheets. Choose from a urethane arm option, 1,200 fabrics, and eight finishes.

Indoor air quality-certified seating

Featuring lustrous veneers, rich textures, and colors, Eloquence from National Office Furniture is a seating collection with elegant choices for practical applications. Choices include bariatric, tandem, guest, and executive models. Select from a wide variety of antimicrobial upholstery options for additional durability. Eloquence is certified to indoor air quality with SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and to the BIFMA E3-2008 Sustainability Standard with the SCS Sustainable Choice Silver label.

Flexible seating solution

Cinto by Humanscale provides all-day comfort by flexing and bending with the body. Spanish for “belt,” Cinto's innovations include a backrest that is attached to the chair's frame via a flexible belt, allowing the backrest to move with the body and recline, and automatic lumbar support for the vast majority of users. Cinto is 100% recyclable-made of a steel tube frame, elastomer belt, and injection-molded polypropylene seat and back, and is designed for quick and easy disassembly.

Public and bariatric seating

The Odeon Public Area Seating from La-Z-Boy Contract Furniture provides an enduring multiple-guest seating solution designed for continual use in healthcare environments. A clean open design and wall-saver leg will increase product longevity. Odeon Public Area Seating also comes available as Bariatric seating.

Built-to-order headwall

The Element headwall by Modular Services Company is a custom-designed headwall system that delivers medical gases and electrical services to the patient environment. The Element is built-to-order and designed to meet the needs of the clinician, architect, and the installer. Modular Services Company partners with the customer to design a complete headwall system of the highest quality, within the proper time frame and within the total design scope.

Healthcare Design 2009 April;9(4):50-53