A versatile and unique patient exam table from Brewer Company won the overall Best of Competition in the Nightingale Awards 2023 judged by 14 healthcare system facility planners and designers, as well as interior design firm healthcare practice leaders, during Healthcare Design Conference + Expo in New Orleans, Nov. 4-7.
Healthcare Design magazine in partnership with the Center for Health Design and The Healthcare Design Conference + Expo present the annual competition that is managed by Eileen McMorrow, editor-in-chief, The McMorrow Reports/Healthcare, who founded the competition in 1994.
The Nightingale Awards — the industry’s leading program to recognize products related to the healthcare built environment — are 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. To evaluate the entries, jurors visited exhibitors’ booths before the Healthcare Design Expo opened to examine the products, hear the story of their design and development, and ask questions.
Products were judged by: 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, NC; Andrea Hyde, Sr. Project Manager – Medical Planning, Stanford Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA; Kate Newcomb-DeSanto, MSN, RN, MSW, EDAC, CHR Advisors, China Spring, TX; Victoria Numbers, Partner, Four Point Design, Indianapolis; Linda Sadlier, Principal, Smith Seckman Reid Inc., Nashville; Timothy Spence, CEO, BSA Lifestructures, Raleigh, NC; Wendy St. John, Healthcare Operations Planner, BSA Lifestructures, Zionsville, IN; Jennifer Worley, Director of Interior Design, BSA Lifestructures, Indianapolis; and Rhonda Wyskiel, Principal Healthcare, Hord Coplan Macht.
The Nightingale Best of Competition Award and Gold Award in Furniture: Clinician Support to Brewer Company for Versa Exam Table.
The Gold Award in Architectural Products: Clinical and an Innovation Award to Accurate Lock and Hardware for Secure Cabinet Ligature Resistant Sliding Door System for Medical Gases.
The Gold Award in Architectural Products: Non-Clinical to Sky Factory, Inc. for OpenView Luminous Virtual Windows.
A Sustainability Award in Carpet to Interface for Lost Palms Carpet Tile Collection.
The Gold Award in Fabrics & Textiles to C.F. Stinson for Natural Attraction.
The Silver Award in Fabrics & Textiles to Mayer Fabrics for Seaqual Initiative Privacy Curtains: Serene & Tranquility.
The Gold Award and an Innovation Award in Flooring: Resilient to Mannington Commercial for Attune.
The Silver Award in Flooring: Resilient to HMTX Commercial/Teknoflor for Symphony Collection HPD by Teknoflor.
A Sustainable Award in Flooring: Resilient to ECOsurfaces for Nada Rx.
The Silver Award in Furniture: Clinician Support to Carolina, an OFS company for Stray Caregiver Support Station.
An Innovation Award in Furniture: Clinician Support to Skyline Design for Mossa Mobile 3-Wheel.
The Gold Award and an Innovation Award in Furniture Collections to Stance Healthcare for Lotus.
The Silver Award and an Innovation Award in Furniture Collections to Kimball International for Kolo Pod.
A Sustainability Award in Furniture Collections to Plural Studios for Ventura.
The Gold Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge to Global Furniture Group for Willow.
The Silver Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge to Stance Healthcare for Podium.
An Innovation Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge to Carolina, an OFS company for Chrys Lounge.
A Sustainability Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge to Plural Studios for Rochester.
The Gold Award and an Innovation Award in Seating: Patient to Pineapple for Boden Donut Rocker.
The Silver Award in Seating: Patient to Spec Furniture for Apricus.
An Innovation Award to Carolina, an OFS company for Chrys Guest + Dining.
The Gold Award and a Sustainable Award in Surfacing Materials & Finishes to SABIC Functional Forms for LEXAN CLINIWALL Sheet.
The Gold Award in Technology-Integrated Solutions to Safehinge Primera for Full-Door Ligature Alarm.
The Silver Award in Technology-Integrated Solutions to Fellowes for Fellowes Array.