Transforming the Exam Room

Exam rooms today require a new type of experience —
one that builds on doctor-patient-family member collaboration. Steelcase Health researchers identify key needs that must be met and new design principles to support them.

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Better Waiting Spaces

Steelcase Health researchers uncovered that positive waiting experiences and space design are linked with the perception of quality care, a key metric for today’s healthcare organizations.

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Node with ShareSurface

Node with ShareSurface was created to solve the challenges of today’s exam room, improving collaboration between physician and patient.

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Regard

Regard was created to solve the challenges of today’s waiting places. Providing the right blend of solutions, Regard helps make these moments more meaningful.

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We Believe that Change Can Come from Truly Enriching the Moments that Matter Most.

Healthcare is experiencing rapid change that can often feel overwhelming. At Steelcase Health, we look for the changes that are possible.

Changes that are meaningful.
Changes that are personal.
Changes that can be pivotal for the people involved.

We study the places that support health and then deliver insights, applications and solutions designed to create moments that can lead to change. Moments that enhance the wellbeing, empathy and connection of clinicians, patients and families.

We believe in the power of place.

News

Steelcase Announces Plexus CEO Todd Kelsey as Newest Board of Directors Member

Todd Kelsey, president and CEO of Plexus Corp, is joining Steelcase’s Board of Directors. Plexus provides design and development, manufacturing and aftermarket services to four key market sectors. Kelsey’s expertise in technology-driven business initiatives make him an exceptional addition to the Steelcase board.

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Steelcase and Microsoft Announce Development of Technology-Enabled Spaces Designed to Boost Creative Work

Steelcase and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to explore the future of work, developing a range of technology-enabled spaces designed to help organizations foster creative thinking and better collaboration.

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Facility Design To Support Clinicians

This article on healthcare facilities design is contributed by Steelcase Health, a Grand Rapids, MI-based provider of healthcare spaces that studies the places that support health, and delivers insights, applications and solutions.

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Tim Brown Joins Steelcase Board of Directors

Tim Brown, CEO and president of the global design consultancy IDEO, will join the Steelcase Board of Directors, effective today. Brown’s addition to the Board of Directors is a natural move as the company continues to reimagine the workplace in today’s digital business landscape. Steelcase and IDEO have collaborated for more than 25 years.

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Steelcase Education ALC Grant Recipient featured in EdTech Digest

For one teacher, innovative space is key—and her stats show it. Read how Dr. Julie Marshall from Saluda Trail Middle School used the Active Learning Center grant to impact learning in her classroom.

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Steelcase Education wins T.H.E Journal’s Reader’s Choice Award

Steelcase Education wins T.H.E Journal’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Classroom Furnishings by Brand.

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Steelcase Releases 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report

Today, Steelcase celebrates notable progress of the company’s sustainable performance around the world. Over the past year, Steelcase pursued a number of continuous and coordinated efforts to demonstrate the company’s commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen and partnering with customers, dealers, suppliers and communities to make meaningful change.

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Steelcase Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index for Third Year

Steelcase was recognized today as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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Steelcase Enters Into Marketing and Distribution Relationship

Steelcase today announced a marketing and distribution relationship with Blu Dot, a Minneapolis-based designer and maker of modern home furnishings, lighting and accessories. This relationship is part of the ongoing commitment by Steelcase to deliver enhanced value and convenience to its customers and dealers.

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Finding Ways to Attract Hard to Engage Employees

Compared to the global averages, Japanese employees lack engagement, trust and a sense of feeling valued at work. So, what can be done?

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Inspiring Spaces Reinvigorate the Office

It’s not just a millennial thing. People of all ages are craving informal, casual and authentic spaces at work. These inspiring, breakout spaces can benefit the holistic wellbeing of workers while helping to promote employee engagement.

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Creating Authentic, Inspiring Spaces for Designers

There is a cultural movement in office design to create thoughtfully curated destinations that are more human-centered — focusing on design, materiality and performance. This is the first in a series of interviews with architects and designers discussing the evolution of the workplace.

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Featured Products

Node with ShareSurface

Node with ShareSurface

Node with ShareSurface is designed to foster a better shared healthcare experience for clinicians, patients and family members. Available Fall 2016

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Regard

Regard

The Regard modular lounge system supports times of transition to make every moment more meaningful.

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Empath

Empath

The Empath recliner is designed to reduce stress and the potential for injury for both patients and clinicians while increasing physical and emotional connectedness.

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Folio

Folio

Folio casegoods deliver progressive, modular storage designed around the changing needs of healthcare places.

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Sync

Sync

Designed to support clinicians in action, Sync workstations facilitate collaboration between colleagues, connection to patients and access to the technologies and information vital to quality care.

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Verge

Verge

The Verge stool provides a quick and comfortable place to sit as clinicians collaborate with each other and connect with patients and families.

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Pocket

Pocket

The Pocket mobile worksurface supports connected care, from task to task and space to space.

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Insights

Radical Transformation in Healthcare

A Radical Transformation Is Taking Place in Healthcare

Healthcare is evolving at a rapid pace and changing on almost every front. As changing dynamics add complexity to an already complex industry, the challenges that healthcare organizations face are greater than ever. Addressing high-priority issues is key to developing a strategy for sustainable success.

Our seminal Healthcare: Time for Change Insights + Applications Guide combines insights and practical solutions yielded from 18 studies and 15,000 hours of research.

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Today’s Healthcare Journey Needs to Be an Integrated One


Healthcare organizations that embrace the fact that the fundamental nature of the industry is changing are best positioned to deliver greater value in a differentiated way.

Clinician Privacy

Prescribing Clinician Privacy: Taking care of the caretaker

In fast-paced healthcare work environments, the need for privacy is evident – and it’s hard to come by.  Steelcase Health offers an innovative new approach for improved clinician efficiency, accuracy, satisfaction and overall wellbeing. It’s designed to empower clinicians, connect them to technology and to each other and, ultimately, to create more connected patient care. And privacy is a very important part of the story.

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Clinician Safety

Supporting the Safety + Wellbeing of Nurses and Clinicians

As the wave of change shifts our healthcare system from diagnosis and treatment to prevention and wellness, clinicians and nurses play a key role in shaping the healthcare environment and the patient experience.

Clinicians and nurses are highly susceptible to workplace injuries. While we look to advance our healthcare model, experience and environment, it’s important to also consider the professional caregiver.

Steelcase Health conducted a survey of U.S. and Canadian clinicians to understand the challenges clinicians and nurses face while at work and to quantify and evaluate perceptions of potential risks to both their and their patients’ wellbeing.

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Services

Overview
Group Purchasing
Government Solutions
Design Accreditation

Overview

Overview

Helping You Create a Connected Healthcare Solution

Steelcase offers a number of programs to provide you with the best solutions – right when you need them. We can help you explore your options, apply the right products, and ensure your investment is delivered, installed and maintained.

Group Purchasing

Group Purchasing

Group Purchasing

Steelcase Health group purchasing options can be attained through the following organizations:

Product categories included on all Group Purchasing Contracts are:

  • Clinical casework for labs, pharmacies and nurses’ stations
  • Carts + material handling
  • Ergonomic seating
  • Filing + storage

For more information, contact Customer Care or Rob Lau, Client Relationship Manager – GPOs at (502) 689-2736.

Government Solutions

Government Solutions

Government Solutions: Healthcare

Steelcase has a GSA Multiple Award Schedule that features products applicable for virtually every area within a healthcare environment. From waiting areas and exam rooms to patient rooms, caregiver stations and administrative areas, we offer a truly comprehensive product portfolio. With our dealer partners, we are committed to providing product and service solutions for the clinical and administrative areas of our federal government healthcare facilities.

Access our product portfolio through GSA Contract GS-27F-0014V.

Design Accreditation

Design Accreditation

Evidence-Based Design Accreditation + Certification

Steelcase Health is proud to be the educational partner for The Center for Health Design and the Evidence-based Design Accreditation & Certification (EDAC) program.

Launched in 2009 by The Center for Health Design, the internationally-recognized EDAC program awards credentials to those who have passed the examination. EDAC is known within the industry, and many healthcare organizations, including the Military Health system, are requesting EDAC certified individuals in their RFPs.

Steelcase Health works closely with the design community, supporting their desire to become accredited and certified. This includes offering webinars, networking events, and more. Steelcase Health also works with the American College of Health Care Architects to incorporate EDAC into curriculums.

Contact Bill Coble to learn more about the program, the Steelcase Health discount and study sessions near you.

Solutions

Exam Spaces
Clinician Workspaces
Patient Rooms
Oncology Treatment Spaces
Waiting Places

Exam Spaces

Exam Spaces

At the Center of the Healthcare Experience

No longer just a place for medical exams and treatments, the exam room is also a space where consulting, learning and person-to-person sharing happen.

Whether in a doctor’s office, urgent care center, surgery center, or emergency room, exam rooms are hardworking, high-functioning spaces that support the activities and relationships that create connected, satisfying and effective healthcare experiences.

Download our Insights + Applications Guide to learn more.

Clinician Workspaces

Clinician Workspaces

Clinicians’ Work is Highly Varied + Demanding

In a changing healthcare industry, there is increased need for a range of spaces that are suited to the dynamic roles and relationships that clinicians switch between during a shift. Space for collaboration. Space for focus. Space for respite.

For organizations driving improvement through their operations, clinician workplaces can be a strategic asset for increased effectiveness, which in turn has a positive impact on patient care and satisfaction.

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Patient Rooms

Patient Rooms

Healing, Teaching + Learning

Patient rooms are intimate environments where patients, families and clinicians come together around care. At their best, they are environments that aid a patient’s recovery, improve how clinicians do jobs and welcome family members as active participants in care.

By integrating hospitality, empowerment and comfort throughout the space, well-designed patient rooms can provide better experiences and enhance a hospital’s reputation for delivering quality care.

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Oncology Treatment Spaces

Oncology Treatment Spaces

A Person-Centered Approach to Care

Instead of a “one-room-fits-all” approach, oncology treatment centers are now designed as an ecosystem of spaces to serve a wide range of people with different needs and preferences.

A suite of oncology treatment applications accommodates many scenarios, from private treatment areas to communal spaces that encourage patients to form friendships, personal support networks and help humanize this segment of the healthcare journey.

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Waiting Places

Waiting Places

The Journey is More Than the Point of Care

Patients and their families are frequently left waiting. Waiting to meet with their care provider. Waiting for a diagnosis. Waiting to receive information or literature. And the places where they wait are often uncomfortable and unappealing.

Instead of simply waiting, these times can be put to more productive use as places where people can connect with others, absorb information and ready themselves for the next step in the journey.

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