Centegra chooses SitOnIt Seating for hospitality feel throughout new hospital
September 14, 2016
Freelance multipurpose chairs
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Centegra Hospital-Huntley serves the suburban Chicago community of Huntlley with a 128-bed hospital and a full range of medical services including surgical and emergency care, centers for childbirth, a clinical lab and even a pharmacy. When the Huntley project was in the planning stage, they turned to Spellman Brady & Company, a full service, turnkey provider of interior design. Bruce Hentges, Vice President, Spellman Brady & Company and an eight-person steering committee established the budget and the criteria for their work.
Already familiar with SitOnIt Seating and big fans of the way the company stands behind the product, they brought in150 different furniture samples over two days. Centegra hospital staff came in and did sit-tests. The hospital wanted the people who would actually be using the seating to have a say. And SitOnIt Seating won big – with Amplify both upholstered and stools, Freelance and InFlex scoring high praise – thanks to the comfort and versatility users experienced in those sit tests.
WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE
The decision for the hospital was based on the perfect combination of fit, function, size, aesthetic and unbeatable warranty. InFlex provided all the variety of color the designers needed to outfit offices and nurses’ stations with chairs and stools. Freelance was ideal for offices and exam rooms thanks to its comfortable sit and wall saver design
Amplify Upholstered was the big surprise as it was new to market at the time of selection. Bruce was already familiar with Amplify and knew it was perfect for desk seating with its aesthetic, its thin profile and comfort. But the added ability to upholster in fabric or vinyl, while keeping a plastic shell for easy maintenance, made Amplify Upholstered a slam dunk. It was just the look they were after.
SitOnIt Seating proved easy to work with when the designers brought in COM textiles. Always challenging to balance design and engineering, SitOnIt Seating’s outstanding customer service helped facilitate communication so the project stayed on-time.
The hospital set out to create a health facility that had a hospitality feel, and with SitOnIt Seating products, that’s exactly what they got. At a recent open house, staff gave the new facility the thumbs up, declaring it relaxing and comfortable. With the new facility opening to rave reviews, management has decided to standardize on the seating for the entire healthcare system: two more hospitals and over 30 outpatient clinic.
Sales Rep: Contract Furniture Source
Dealer: Spellman Brady & Co.
Time Frame: February – March 2016
Product: SOI Amplify Upholstered, Freelance