Healthcare Design magazine named the winners of the 2023 Nightingale Awards during an awards presentation at the Healthcare Design Conference + Expo in New Orleans, Nov. 4-7.

The Nightingale Awards, in partnership with the Center for Health Design and the HCD Conference, recognize products related to the healthcare built environment.

This year 55 products were reviewed—a record number of entries for the annual awards program, which is named for Florence Nightingale, a tireless advocate for the improvement of care and conditions in military and civilian hospitals in the 1800s.

The judging criteria for the awards is the product’s contribution or solution for clinical or operational outcomes; aesthetics and innovation; built environment solution, durability, functionality, and quality; industry certifications and standards; environmental sustainability; and list price.

Brewer Company received the Nightingale Best of Competition Award for Versa Exam Table. The product also won the Gold Award in the Furniture: Clinician Support category. (Brewer’s show Booth is 1157.)

For more, read “Nightingale Awards Winners Talk Furniture Design In Healthcare.”

2023 Nightingale Awards

For 2023, 23 products received 31 awards in the following categories (listed with booth number at HCD Conference, New Orleans):

  • Architectural Products: Clinical, Gold Award and Innovation Award: Accurate Lock and Hardware for Secure Cabinet Ligature Resistant Sliding Door System for Medical Gases (Booth 243).
  • Architectural Products: Non-Clinical, Gold Award: Sky Factory, Inc. for OpenView Luminous Virtual Windows (Booth 1545).
  • Sustainability Award, Carpet category: Interface for Lost Palms Carpet Tile Collection (Booth 719).
  • Fabrics & Textiles, Gold Award:F. Stinson for Natural Attraction (Booth 1731).
  • Fabrics & Textiles, Silver Award: Mayer Fabrics for Seaqual Initiative Privacy Curtains: Serene &
  • Tranquility (Booth 307).
  • Flooring: Resilient, Gold Award and Innovation Award: Mannington Commercial for Attune (Booth 1719.)
  • Flooring: Resilient, Silver Award: HMTX Commercial/Teknoflor for Symphony Collection HPD by Teknoflor (Booth 1443).
  • Sustainable Award, Flooring: Resilient: to ECOsurfaces for Nada Rx (Booth 223).
  • Furniture: Clinician Support, Silver Award: Carolina, an OFS company for Stray Caregiver Support Station (Booth 1319).
  • Innovation Award in Furniture: Clinician Support: Skyline Design for Mossa Mobile 3-Wheel (Booth 337).
  • Furniture Collections, Gold Award and Innovation Award: Stance Healthcare for Lotus (Booth 619).
  • Furniture Collections, Silver Award and an Innovation Award: Kimball International for Kolo Pod (Booth 1127).
  • Sustainability Award in Furniture Collections: Plural Studios for Ventura (Booth 1725).
  • Seating: Guest/Lounge, Gold Award: Global Furniture Group for Willow (Booth 1327).
  • Seating: Guest/Lounge, Silver Award: Stance Healthcare for Podium (Booth 619).
  • Innovation Award, Seating: Guest/Lounge: Carolina, an OFS company for Chrys Lounge (Booth 1319).
  • Sustainability Award, Seating: Guest/Lounge: Plural Studios for Rochester (Booth 1725).
  • Seating: Patient, Gold Award and an Innovation Award: Pineapple for Boden Donut Rocker (Booth 427).
  • Seating: Patient, Silver Award: Spec Furniture for Apricus (Booth 1027).
  • Innovation Award: Carolina, an OFS company: Chrys Guest + Dining (Booth 1319).
  • Surfacing Materials & Finishes, Gold Award and Sustainability Award: SABIC Functional Forms for Lexan Cliniwall Sheet (Booth 1750).
  • Technology-Integrated Solutions, Gold Award: Safehinge Primera for Full-Door Ligature Alarm (Booth 227).
  • Technology-Integrated Solutions, Silver Award: Fellowes for Fellowes Array (Booth 605).

Winners will be posted online and featured in Healthcare Design’s January/February 2024 issue.

Thank you to our 2023 Nightingale Award jury

Prior to the HCD Expo hall opening, the products were reviewed by 14 jurors in the industry for awards consideration. They include:

  • Dee Dee Bonds, Vice President/Sr. Interior Designer – Health, HKS Inc. Orlando
  • Ryan Daniels, Vice President / FL Healthcare Practice Leader, CPL, Tampa
  • SueEllen Donahoe, Director Facility Planning, Boston Children’s Hospital, Danvers, Mass.
  • Julie Dumser, Senior Manager, Health Consulting, EY, Indianapolis
  • Christina Early, Project Manager, Hamilton Healthcare System, Ranger, Ga.
  • Sarah Francis, Director- Planning, Design & Construction, Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Andrea Hyde, Sr. Project Manager – Medical Planning, Stanford Healthcare, Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Kate Newcomb-DeSanto, CHR Advisors, China Spring, Texas
  • Victoria Numbers, Partner, Four Point Design, Indianapolis
  • Linda Sadlier, Principal, Smith Seckman Reid Inc., Nashville, Tenn.
  • Timothy Spence, CEO, BSA Lifestructures, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Wendy St. John, Healthcare Operations Planner, BSA Lifestructures, Zionsville, Ind.
  • Jennifer Worley, Director of Interior Design, BSA Lifestructures, Indianapolis
  • Rhonda Wyskiel, Principal Healthcare, Hord Coplan Macht, Towson, Md.

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