Mattress protector

The Crypton Mattress Protector provides a barrier between the mattress and the person sleeping on it. Soft, breathable, cool, and quiet, it’s the only mattress protector engineered with Crypton’s permanent integrated barrier that resists stains and prevents fluids, mold, mildew, bacteria, and odor from ever reaching the mattress.

Water treatment system

Accents In Water’s patent pending PathoBan AG254TM water treatment system has been clinically proven to effectively maintain pathogen free water. For over 15 years, Accents has designed and manufactured water features that may be safely placed in a healthcare environment.

Landscape art program

Distinctive Art Source created an art program for The Center for the Intrepid (CFI) around the concept that these patients—injured soldiers—are our national treasures. Getty Images and National Geographic’s bold photographic depictions of treasured National Parks visually represented all areas of the country, while depicting family sport outings included in CFI’s rigorous physical therapy rehab program.

Upholstered Lounge Chair

Product designer Scott Mason of Studio David Edward adds to a modern seating portfolio. The Aspen Lounge Chair is available as a high- or low-back lounge chair. Tight or loose seat cushions, as well as upholstered arms or wooden arm caps are available on this chair, settee, or sofa.

LED lighting

Everbrite Lighting Technology engineers and manufactures LED recessed down lights for use in radiology suites, and LED luminaires for illuminating patient comfort graphics used throughout a healthcare facility. LEDs used in radiology address important issues: reducing accidents in the MRI suite, decreasing maintenance and operational costs, and sustainability. LEDs do not use filaments or create radio frequency noise, which some incandescent light sources can generate at the time of their failure, creating artifacts on patient scans.

Eco-friendly art solutions

Health Environment Art Services (HEAS) promotes sustainable products for greener environments. All projects start with our clients and their patients, visitors, and staff. They are aimed to answer key questions: What kind of artwork encourages or calms? What media suits the architecture and budget? Which styles and subjects pair well with the medical unit? Whether incorporating images of familiar landscapes or pieces by local artists, our earth-friendly art solutions enhance a facility’s space, as well as promote healing.

Lounge chair

The GLOBALcare Wind lounge chair has a modern design bringing grace and luxury to Healthcare lounge seating. Scaled down for today’s space challenges, Wind features a durable steel tubular base in chrome providing a lighter, graceful look in addition to raising the unit from the floor for ease of cleaning.

Furniture collection

Jasper Group, comprised of Community, JSI & Klem brands, presents the Olympian series. The collection offers a full line of seating, benches, and tables to fit any application. Bariatric units are designed with the same clean visual detail. Freestanding or linking tables offered in veneer or laminate, solid maple legs, and supported with metal brackets complete the setting.

Shutter and operating system

Polytec Shutters introduces a new vertical louver shutter and Clearview operating system, which help to dramatically reduces maintenance and replacement costs, developed for the rigors of the healthcare environment. Polytec Shutters will reduce your energy costs by approximately 20% and has the highest “R” rating in the industry. Polytec is 100% recyclable wherein 99% of the dioxins produced are captured and treated on site. Specially formulated paints are lead free and have zero volatile compounds.

Cast-glass panels

Meltdown Glass Art & Design presents the Chapel at Texas’ Children’s Hospital, which is composed of 7 custom cast-glass starphire panels measuring 120″ x 24″, ½ inch thick, accented by optical lights and shifting colors of blue, red, and green throughout the glass. Meltdown has been creating site-specific art and decorative glass for healthcare and other facilities throughout the world since 1993. Some of our healthcare related installations include interior partition walls, donor walls, exterior glazing, sculptures, wall-mounted artwork, and more.

Woven fabrics

Solstice, Mayer Fabrics’ first collection of woven Privacy Curtain fabrics, features subtle shapes, textures, and organic motifs in 26 colors. Created to work in tandem with the 2007 Best of Neocon Silver award-winning Solace Crypton Green Collection, Solstice is treated with BioAm antimicrobial technology and recyclable Nano-Tex finish.

Three-seat daybed

Davis Furniture, a family-owned and -operated company, created a custom Palette daybed unit using a pull-out mechanism that will extend the seat forward another six inches. This three-seat unit will give the user a more comfortable sleeping arrangement. All the Palette seats may now be ordered with a higher healthcare leg at an overall height of 9½ inches to the top of the pallet—two inches higher than the standard unit. Side tables to fill in wall space area are also available to be custom made according to field specifications.

Hygienic wall system

Altro Whiterock is a durable, water-tight, seamless, smooth wall system, designed specifically for building environments that are required to meet strict hygienic standards. Whiterock wall systems are designed to integrate with Altro safety flooring with a seamless, water-tight joint, creating a hygienic environment from floor to ceiling. With no cracks, gaps, or seams there’s simply nowhere for bacteria to hide.


Sonata casegoods enhance cancer infusion treatment by combining a personal environment with an integrated technology solution. Through defined personal space, easy access to belongings, and proximity to family and care providers, Sonata supports patient and family needs while improving workflow and interactions.

Cubicle fabrics

Bagels by Interspec is part of the newest collection of cubicle fabrics from the Healthcare Concepts 12 line being introduced November 2008. It is available with an antimicrobial finish.

Patterned, polyester commercial fabric

cf stinson introduces the Adirondack Collection of Green Crypton. This new collection portrays comfort and serenity as found in the Adirondack mountain region. All patterns are produced using 100% recycled polyester and include the new Crypton Green chemistry for a reduced environmental impact.

Ergonomic headwall

The Silhouette, a headwall created by Modular Services Company, makes the healing environment clinically functional for complete and dependable care with ergonomically placed medical gases, electrical services, and equipment management. In addition, The Silhouette will contribute to any interior design scheme with a wide variety of laminate choices.

Lounge furniture

With endless configurability, contrasting fabric capabilities, a subtle blend of woods and metals with clean lines, and an overall inviting vibe, National Office Furniture’s Swift culminates everything lounge. Ideal for healthcare lobbies, lounges, reception areas, and common areas, Swift’s versatility offers an easy, custom-designed fit for the simplest to most challenging floor plans. Swift is environmentally friendly, as well. Swift lounges earned the SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold mark and the tables received SCS Indoor Advantage certification.

Wall protection

Pawling’s Pro-Tek® Impact Protection can be found in a variety of settings, from hospitals to warehouses. Pawling’s handrails, wall guards, and corner guards come in a multitude of profiles and durable materials, as well as a number of styles, colors, and materials for all types of facilities, applications, and budgets.

Flexible armchair

Cavetto by Wieland offers a simple form that provides better flexibility and more warmth. This “armless armchair” offers a flexible sitting style. Cavetto is fully renewable meaning that every component and upholstery cover is removable and is offered in a loveseat and sofa as well. Cavetto helps you emphasize the care in healthcare environments.

Patient-room chair

Nala by Herman Miller is a new high-performance patient-room chair. A unique suspension and kinematics motion give patients long-term comfort and support, and its simplified operation and intuitive controls assist the caregiver in patient transfer. Nala offers three tilt options: fixed, flex, and synchronized recline. Other options include rotatable arms, wheels, an ottoman, and an adjustable headrest pillow. Its cleanable and durable design and materials meet hospital protocols. Nala is tested to support 350 pounds and it is covered under Herman Miller’s standard 12-year warranty.

Sheet vinyl flooring

LG Floors’ Nature Life sheet vinyl is a high-performance heterogeneous print-film sheet designed for healthcare applications. It features a sturdy polyurethane wear layer for easy, low-cost maintenance. Heat-welded seams and LG “Clean Room” technology—advanced antimicrobial and antifungal features—work to keep occupied spaces cleaner. Nature Life offers a powerful environmental specification with over 20% postconsumer recycled content, Floorscore IAQ certification.

Bariatric seating and tables

Integra’s Keoki and Pyxis seating and tables are specifically designed for high-use environments. All seating lines have replaceable components and a lifetime warranty. With truly integrated bariatrics, Integra offers six seat widths (21, 24, 27, 30, 36, and 42 inches) with several arm styles which all pass a 1,200-pound drop test. Options includes ortho height, plastisol arm caps, open-back/clean-out, wood leg protector, and moisture and fire barriers. A collection of occasional tables with veneer, laminate, Corian, and glass-top options are available.

High-wear wall panels

Envue Graphic FRP wall panels from Marlite provide design, durability, and economy for high-wear healthcare interiors. The panels are protected by Marlite’s Sani-Coat™ sealer; resistant to moisture, stains, and mold; and are easy to wipe clean.

Wall-mounted lighting

The architectural, low-profile, wall-mounted Meditrine Series by Cooper Lighting provides optimal reading and ambient light and uses minimal wall space to help enhance the look of any patient room environment. A unique mounting system offers convenient tool-free installation, easy maintenance, and a multiposition switching option allows for both patient and facility control. The energy-efficient Meditrine Series, available in 36-inch or 48-inch lengths, features a choice of T5HO or T8 lamps in various lamp configurations.

Sanitary vinyl flooring

Gerflor announces Tarafit, a sanitary vinyl flooring that is more resilient than traditional flooring and provides customers a longer-lasting product. Tarafit improves the overall cleanliness of the vinyl floor by creating corners that are rounded as opposed to angular. The new profile is also stronger and longer lasting than conventional flooring by using a heat welding method. In addition, Tarafit offers an array of color choices and designs ideal for virtually any space.

Reclining patient chair

Aria by IoA, a small scale, light, and “leggy” reclining patient chair, is focused on maximizing comfort within a small scale. A foot rest, as opposed to a separate ottoman, is used because it is a much safer, more comfortable, and more practical solution for elevating the user’s legs. It is a practical solution for areas where a conventional recliner is both physically and visually too large and a standard high-back chair is just not comfortable and supportive enough. Being small and light, the Aria chair can be easily moved around the room.

Wall-mounted work station

The Multi Compartment Computer WorkStation by Proximity Systems combines functionality with aesthetics for modern, sophisticated design. Durable wood construction and curved edges create a sophisticated, furniture design available in hundreds of finishes to match, complement, or contrast any décor. The custom-designed, wall-mounted, retractable computer WorkStation separates a flat panel monitor and keyboard from the PC and has numerous options including swivel and adjustable height.

Observation windows

Vistamatic has launched the Vistamatic Max observation window, which offers 100% more viewing capacity by increasing the space between each band by one inch. The new Vistamatic Max is uniquely designed for unrivaled sight lines in environments where style, privacy, security, and quiet observation is needed. Available in several sizes to accommodate virtually every application, the Vistamatic Max is manufactured in several large-format sizes.

Colored wall protection

New PVC-Free Acrovyn® 3000 from C/S performs as well as traditional Acrovyn Wall Protection. It has the same outstanding impact resistance and a Class 1 fire rating without the use of halogens. This revolutionary line of wall protection is available in 55 corner guard, handrail, and crashrail profiles, as well as wall covering. Acrovyn 3000 is 100% recyclable and currently available in 25 of our most popular Acrovyn colors.

Recliner collection

The La-Z-Boy Contract Furniture Tranquility Bariatric Recliner is just one of the many selections from our Healthcare Recliners collection. All recliners are standard with removable backs. Bariatric Recliners can accommodate up to 750 pounds. Our recliners also come with a variety of features and options to support both you and your patients. Our recliners deliver safety and convenience with options like a side tray, IV pole, and oxygen tank holder.

Patterned architectural glass

Botanica™ is a collection of patterned and colored architectural glass created by Skyline Design, in collaboration with photographers Henry Domke, Steven Meyers, and Zeva Oelbaum. The intention for the collection is to offer a creative glass tool for designers to use when branding throughout an environment.

Botanica provides a simple way to customize imagery while maintaining a unified look in different areas of the same project.

Outdoor bench

Landscape Forms, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of award-winning commercial outdoor furniture and accessories, announces that its Lakeside bench from the Landmark Collection is now available in FSC-certified ipe. Landscape Forms offers the Lakeside bench in two styles: The Picket Fence style features staggered slats and the new Garden Fence style features back slats that are of identical lengths.

Healthcare Design 2008 November;8(11):84-98