The Nightingale Awards honor new products that are exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. Presented by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in partnership with the Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. Named in honor of Florence Nightingale, and initiated by Contract magazine’s editors and The Center for Health Design’s founders in 1990, the Nightingale Awards recognize products that are juried by seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers. To evaluate the entries, jurors visit the exhibitors’ booths before the show floor opens at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference to examine the products in person and ask questions of the manufacturers as well.

To participate in the 2018 program, companies must be exhibiting at the HCD Expo taking place Nov. 10-13 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix. No prototypes are permitted, and manufacturers must be able to ship/deliver/install products entered in the 2018 Nightingale Awards by May 1, 2019.

Each manufacturer is limited to FOUR ENTRIES ONLY. To enter, each entrant must submit a completed entry form at, which includes a product description and responds to the criteria questions presented.

The deadline is Oct. 22.