Healthcare Furniture 101: 4 Major Considerations
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.
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.
The Importance of Patient Centered Design
As the healthcare industry continues to become more competitive, the importance of quality design in patient areas has never been more important. Patients have increased choice on where to receive care, including many non-traditional providers. Thus, providing a space that supports great outcomes is critical.