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June 8 2018
Exam Room Checklist

| Healthcare

Setting up exam rooms in a new healthcare facility can be a daunting task to say the least. Download our free exam room checklist to make planning easier, and read our tips below to learn more about what type of furniture and accessories are right for your facility.


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May 8 2018
How to Set Up a Pediatric Healthcare Facility

| Healthcare

Setting up a pediatric facility is similar to setting up healthcare facility for adults, but there are several major differences that need to be considered in the process. Keep these tips in mind while you’re shopping for furniture and accessories for your pediatric exam rooms and waiting areas. Patients and parents will be happy you did!


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Apr 17 2018
New Feature: Filter by Cleaner

| Healthcare

Purchasing new furniture for a healthcare facility comes with many more considerations than furnishing a standard business office. Not only does medical furniture need to look great and feel comfortable, but it must also be able to stand up to the rigorous cleaning regimens that healthcare institutes are required to abide by daily. That's why NBF is proud to offer a new website function that's designed to make the buying process easier for healthcare furniture buyers at the start of their search. Introducing: shop by cleaner.


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Jan 9 2018
New Year, New Healthcare Furniture

| Healthcare

With a new year comes new trends and new technology, and that's true for the healthcare industry, too. From the waiting room to the patient rooms and everything in between, we offer a huge selection of healthcare furniture for the whole building. Here are just a new of our newest healthcare collections for 2018.


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Dec 7 2017
Brand Spotlight: Biofit

| Healthcare

Dedicated to design and committed to quality, Biofit designs and manufactures heavy-duty healthcare furniture that won't succumb to wear and tear the way most chairs and stools do. With a wide selection of chair and stool types and upholstery that's built to last, it's no surprise Biofit is a trusted name in the healthcare furniture market.


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Oct 25 2017
The Complete Guide to Healthcare Seating Textiles

| Furniture Materials, Healthcare, Office Design

Whether you’re furnishing a new healthcare facility or replacing old furniture in a hospital or private practice, knowing your textiles is crucial to the well-being of staff and patients alike. To help make your chair purchasing experience as easy as possible, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of commonly used seating textiles. This list is ranked from worst to best in terms of appropriateness for a healthcare setting.


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Oct 11 2017
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Jacob

| Healthcare

Furniture is always there to provide comfort and positive aesthetics, but the job of a piece of healthcare furniture goes above and beyond that of standard office and home furnishings. That's why we designed our exclusive Jacob collection to meet the rigorous needs of healthcare facilities today. From the breadth of product selection to the healthcare-friendly upholstery options, items in the Jacob collection are ideal for medical offices both large and small.


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Sep 13 2017
Brand Spotlight: Kwalu Healthcare Furniture

| Healthcare

A homelike atmosphere leads to quicker patient healing in a healthcare facility and happier, more comfortable residents in a senior living facility. When you think of healthcare furnishings, your mind may jump to the sterile, unattractive chairs, tables and patient beds of the past. Fortunately, Kwalu takes the practical and safe nature of traditional healthcare furnishings and blends it with high-end, beautiful design that patients, residents and care providers alike can enjoy.


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June 7 2017
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Healthcare Furniture

Our exclusive NBF Signature Series line of furniture is known for its contemporary good looks, quality construction and affordable pricing. But did you know the line isn’t limited to just business furniture? We also have an all-encompassing collection of healthcare furniture within the NBF Signature Series brand that seeks to make hospitals and other medical facilities safer, more functional and more affordable. Take a closer look at some of our best–selling NBF Signature Series healthcare collections.


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May 9 2017
The Benefits of Providing Hip Chairs in Your Healthcare Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

Concerned for patients that have a hard time getting into and out of the guest chairs in your medical waiting room? Consider adding hip chairs to your reception area, especially if your healthcare facility sees geriatric, orthopedic and pregnant patients on a regular basis.


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May 3 2017
Healthcare Furniture and Accessories that Support Telemedicine

The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunication technology, otherwise known as telemedicine, has been rapidly growing in popularity over the last several years and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Telemedicine is most commonly used in pharmacies wherein patients may call in with questions regarding their prescriptions; however, the practice is also gaining popularity in primary care as patients are now using telemedicine for routine consultations with doctors, chronic care issues and quick and easy healthcare questions. Not only does telemedicine save time for both healthcare provider and patient, but it also saves the patient money as the cost of telecommunicating with a healthcare provider is almost always at a lower cost than coming into the office and often even free of charge entirely. If your facility is planning to implement telemedicine practices, make sure you have these tools for success.


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Apr 27 2017
Office Tour: Baylor Scott & White Health

| Healthcare, Office Design, Office Tours

It’s a ton of work opening up any business, but a 100,000-square-foot medical center is a greater feat than most. While professionals at the offices of Baylor Scott & White Health wanted to incorporate a well-coordinated look throughout its new building in Dallas, Texas, it also wanted to give each of the dozen medical practices within the space its own unique flair. Fortunately for them, NBF Regional Sales Manager Rusty Jenkins and Healthcare Sales Manager Joanna Terry were there every step of the way, from selecting chair upholsteries to creating detailed space plans.


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Apr 18 2017
Chair to Table Transfer for Assisted Living Residents

| Healthcare, Problem Solutions

If you’re working as a caretaker in a senior living or assisted living facility, then you’ve probably experienced the trials and errors that come with transporting residents from one place to another. Mealtimes and various leisurely activities often require scooting a resident’s chair from its pulled-out place into the table. But how do you safely transfer a resident with limited mobility from a wheelchair to a dining chair and then safely scoot that chair under the table without risking injury? That’s where the Comfor Tek Titan chairs come in handy.


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Apr 5 2017
NBF's Partnership with CF Stinson

| Healthcare, Industry News, Office Design

When outfitting a healthcare facility with new furniture, the safety of the space needs to be at the forefront of the designer's mind. Seating needs to be easy and safe to clean above all, and often times this focus on patient health forces other considerations such as aesthetics out of the picture. But should you sacrifice good looks in your healthcare facility? Studies show that the aesthetics of a space have a lot to do with the wellbeing of patients and guests in your medical facility and can drastically affect his or her mental state of being during their stay. That's why NBF has partnered with textile maker CF Stinson to offer healthcare customers safe furniture options with an attractive look. Here are some of the benefits of choosing healthcare furniture in a CF Stinson upholstery.


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Mar 15 2017
Introducing the NBF Healthcare Resource Center

| Healthcare, Industry News

What type of upholstery should the chairs in my waiting room have? How do I choose the best furniture for my behavioral healthcare facility? What types of accessories does my hospital need? From answering your furniture questions to providing handy healthcare design checklists, NBF's brand new healthcare resource center is here to help you solve all of your healthcare interiors problems.


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Feb 15 2017
Healthier Hospitals Initiative: What is it and How Does NBF Support It?

The goal of the Healthier Hospitals Healthy Interiors initiative is to ensure that 30% of the annual volume of furniture and furniture purchases eliminate the use of formaldehyde, perfluorinated compounds, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), antimicrobials, and all flame retardants. In its effort to help provide a healthy and safe environment for all healthcare providers, patients and guests, NBF supports HH Healthy Interiors in a few different ways.


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Jan 5 2017
Office Tour: Advocare Society Hill Pediatrics

| Healthcare, Office Tours

Advocare Society Hill Pediatrics, a pediatric medical practice, recently opened their doors in in Philadelphia, PA and wanted to bring a welcoming look to its 400-square-foot waiting area. For help creating a space that would be welcoming for young patients and their parents, the business turned to NBF Account Executive Kevin Emery.


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Dec 28 2016
How to Design a Doctor’s Office Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

When designing a waiting room for your doctor’s office, your first concern is probably the cleanability and safety of the reception area, and that’s a good thing. Patient and caregiver health should always come first when designing any space in a medical facility, but that isn’t to say that the aesthetics of the space should be ignored. A well-designed doctor’s office waiting room should make patients and their families feel comfortable and more at ease, given the nervous and frightened feelings many get simply from being in a healthcare facility. Here’s how to design your healthcare waiting room to be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for patients and their families.


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Aug 9 2016
4 Accessories Every Healthcare Facility Needs

| Healthcare

If you work in a medical facility, you know how important the right furniture is to the operation and sanitation of the building. When it comes to spaces where healthcare is being provided, EVERYTHING needs to be cleanable and safe for patients, for guests and for care providers as well. Although choosing the right furniture for your healthcare facility is of the utmost importance, equipping the space with the right accessories is just as crucial to ensure you’re creating a space for healing. Healthcare accessories from NBF can be broken down into four major groups: accessories for facility protection, waste receptacles, infection control solutions and information boards.

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Aug 3 2016
Healthcare Brand Spotlight: Stance

| Brand Spotlights, Healthcare

If you’re in the market to furnish a medical waiting room, patient room or behavioral health facility, Stance Healthcare is your ticket to expertly crafted healthcare furniture in beautiful residential designs. Stance was founded as a healthcare furniture manufacturer, and it remains as such today, combining style and substance in a way that few other healthcare manufacturers have managed to do. Read on to learn why we at NBF consider Stance Healthcare to be one of our most unique brands.


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July 12 2016
The Complete Guide to Healthcare Recliners

| Healthcare

If your medical facility is looking to purchase new recliners, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the options available to you. There’s a lot to choose from, and how are you supposed to know the difference from one to the next? This guide is a great starting point.


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June 23 2016
The Complete Guide to Healthcare Sleepers

| Healthcare

Most hospitals provide an area in each patient room that is specifically designated as a family zone, wherein family members and friends are permitted to stay, whether it be for a short period of time or overnight. The family zone of a patient room is located farthest away from the door and usually includes comfortable furniture to keep guests content when they need to be in the room for long periods of time. Sleeper chairs are supplied so that friends and family can get a good night’s sleep at the hospital when watching over their loved ones.

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May 18 2016
The Complete Guide to Overbed Tables

| Healthcare

Looking for new overbed tables for your healthcare facility? There’s more to these little bed trays than you may think! From the shape of the base to the weight capacity, options vary based on the application for which the table will be used. Here’s what you need to know.

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Apr 27 2016
The Complete Guide to Exam Tables

| Healthcare

Need new exam tables for your healthcare facility? From keeping patients and caregivers safe to meeting health codes to sticking to your budget, there’s a lot to consider before choosing the right tables for your hospital or private practice. That’s why we’re breaking down the different types of exam tables along with their benefits so that you can have a comprehensive look at what to expect before you start shopping.

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Apr 20 2016
The Complete Guide to Bariatric Seating

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

What is a bariatric chair? In short, bariatric chairs are oversized seating designed to support more than 300 pounds of evenly distributed weight. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Every office needs to be equipped with some big and tall seating, but this type of furniture is especially important for medical facilities that need to put guest safety at the forefront of every choice that’s made. Here’s what you should consider when it comes to the bariatric chairs you put in your healthcare facility....

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Mar 23 2016
Choosing the Right Behavioral Health Furniture

| Healthcare

If you’re outfitting a behavioral health facility with new furniture, you’ve got a lot of factors to take into consideration, and they’re all important. The challenge of furnishing this type of healthcare facility is that you’ll need to somehow accommodate individuals with vastly different needs from one another due to the great range in mental illnesses that behavioral health facilities treat. Here’s what you absolutely must consider before selecting your new furniture.


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Mar 2 2016
Healthcare Furniture 101: 4 Major Considerations

| Healthcare

When furnishing a healthcare facility, knowing where to start your search for the right furniture can be a daunting task to say the least. Not only does furniture need to be commercial quality, but it also needs to go far above and beyond that of what you would buy for a typical business. So where do you start? With how it looks? How durable it is? These are what our healthcare furniture experts consider to be the four most crucial factors to consider, in order, beginning with the most important.


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Feb 10 2016
How to Set Up a Healthcare Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

Getting ready to furnish your healthcare facility’s front lobby, but unsure of where to start? Due to safety and privacy concerns associated with a medical office, designing a waiting room for this type of facility is very different from the typical business office. You’ll want to situate furniture in your reception area differently depending on what type of medical services you offer, but these considerations are a good place to start.

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Dec 3 2015
How to Design a Patient Room

| Healthcare, How To Instructions

Setting up a patient room in your healthcare facility goes far above and beyond the design considerations of the everyday office or living space. Not only do your patient rooms need to look clean and professional, but they also need to be comfortable for your patients and conducive to the work that your healthcare providers perform on a daily basis. When it comes to furniture for the space, here are the basics you’ll need.

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May 7 2015
NBF Healthcare Furniture Services

| Healthcare

It’s probably no surprise that healthcare facilities require very specific furniture to keep their doctors, patients and visitors comfortable and safe. Due to the nature of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, furniture that resists the growth of bacteria and the spread of germs must be used. In addition, bariatric chairs and very specific types of exam room furniture must be offered in order to keep any and all patients as safe as possible during their stay. ...

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Feb 24 2015
Healthcare Settings and Wooden Furniture

| Healthcare

Healthcare design is moving away from the cold and sterile rooms with which the industry as a whole is so often associated. Instead, the facilities are trying to find new ways to incorporate design elements that are welcoming and warm – an effort to make patients and their visiting family members and friends as comfortable as possible. It’s a trend that NBF saw firsthand in the healthcare showrooms at NeoCon in 2014, and it’s a trend that is sure to further improve healthcare facilities and shift furniture demand.

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June 20 2014
Trends for Healthcare Spaces at NeoCon 2014

| Healthcare, Office Design

NeoCon, one of the largest trade shows in the furniture industry, took place last week, Monday, June 9th through Wednesday, June 11th. The event features showrooms from top furniture brands and focuses on commercial interiors. NBF, as a large retailer of commercial-grade products, attended the conference to not only see the new design trends, but to also interact with vendors. As we posted previously, there were many trends that we saw emerging consistently throughout the numerous showrooms. One such trend was the emphasis on healthcare segments. While healthcare is a well-established niche of the furniture industry, there were a few developments and trends that could not go unnoticed....

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May 22 2014
Selecting Seating for Your Healthcare Reception Area

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

When it comes to selecting reception seating for your healthcare facility, be sure to take very specific features into consideration in order to meet the needs of medical patients, visitors and staff alike. The furniture in your waiting room can prove to be just as important as the exam tables in your patient rooms, especially if you’re working in an emergency hospital or specialty medical facility. Stay on the lookout for products that work together holistically to improve the experience for patients, loved ones and staff. Make sure that your reception area flows together smoothly and consistently to provide a space where everyone in the room can feel safe and at ease.

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