Archive for October, 2013

How to make the best investments in healthcare equipment and medical furniture

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Medical equipment

Are you shopping for healthcare equipment and supplies? Then it’s time to make a list and check it twice for the best healthcare equipment and supplies you will need for professional development.

Purchasing healthcare equipment is one of the biggest investments you will make for your hospital or healthcare facility. You will need stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, and the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment/devices, as well as a wide range of healthcare furniture to establish your hospital or healthcare facility as top of the line.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide you with the best professional healthcare equipment and furniture in the market today. We offer a wide range of medical supplies and healthcare furniture to meet any application for your staff, patients and visitors.

When shopping for medical equipment, always go for the most durable. You will want this equipment to last for years to come. With reliable medical equipment, you can promise your patients that they are in the best care because you have the most up to date and reliable products on the market. When shopping for healthcare furniture, select something that fits your budget and meets the needs of everyone in the facility. There is a wide range of options to fit any budget.

Your healthcare staff will also appreciate having top of the line healthcare equipment and furniture, because their expertise combined with state-of-the-art healthcare products can help them deliver high quality care.

Here is a list of healthcare essentials we recommend your healthcare facility invest in:

•     Electrical operated hospital beds

•     Wheel chairs

•     Safety equipment for restrooms

•     IV pumps

•     Exam Tables

•     Nurses Station furniture and equipment

•     Patient Room seating and supplies

Have a look at our medical/healthcare and equipment/supplies lines today to make a good investment for your healthcare facility or hospital today. Our services include:

•     Furniture Assembly Services

•     Furniture Project Management/ Coordination Services

•     Interior Design Services/Space

•     Moving Services

•     Cafeteria Furniture

•     Lobby Area Furniture and much more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/homecare/services/pharmaquip/dme/

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/4221.asp

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture Awarded MD/DC MSDC 2013 “Supplier of the Year” Award

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Tony Hill wins The Supplier of the year award

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has more great news to share! We won another prestigious award – The MD/DC MSDC 2013 Supplier of the Year Award. We were honored with this esteemed award in the Class 2: Revenue $1-10 million category during the 2013 Leaders & legends Gala held on Friday October 11,2013 at the Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD.

The MD/DC MSDC organization (Maryland/ District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council) is the preeminent minority supplier development organization of the Maryland/DC Metropolitan area. The organization was established in 1972. Now in 2013 the MD/DC MSDC has nearly 120 corporate members and more than 450 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). As Capital Council, the MD/DC MSDC promotes business owners to be innovative leaders in their industry.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture wins prestigious award

About the Supplier of the Year Award

The Supplier of the Year Award acknowledges and pays tributes to impressive/ innovative minority businesses, leaders and advocates in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture was chosen as the Supplier of the Year from 6 other nominees within the $1-$10 million annual revenue category.

Distinguished judges decided whether companies demonstrated outstanding achievement by critiquing their entrepreneurship, client satisfaction, job creation, revenue growth and level of community contributions.

The following corporate partners sponsored the award ceremony:

-Northrop Grumman

-AARP

-Capital One

-Microsoft

-Montgomery County Government

-Choice Hotels

-Giant

-McCormick Company

Tony Hill, Managing Partner of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture stated, “The company is honored that we were recognized as an outstanding minority business by such an esteemed organization as MD/ DC Minority Supplier Development Council. The Edwards & Hill team is also proud of the recognition we received from clients about the products and services Edwards & Hill Office Furniture provides. Edwards & Hill is 100% committed to providing top-notch products and services to not only mid-Atlantic region clients but also clients nationwide. We are dedicated to giving back to the community.” To see pictures from the Leaders & Legends Gala, click here.

To learn more about Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s accomplishments, read Edwards & Hill Office Furniture makes headlines in the Monday Morning Quarterback Magazine as well as Tony Hill wins SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award .

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source:

http://www.edwardsandhill.com/downloads/2013_MDDC_MSDC_Leaders_and_Legends_Gala_Booklet.pdf

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/edwards–hill-office-furniture-wins-mddc-minority-supplier-development-council-2013-supplier-of-the-year-award-227990561.html

Tony Hill wins SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Tony Hill at SmartCEO gala

Great news! Edwards & Hill Managing Partner Tony Hill was nominated as a finalist in the Minority Owned Business category for the 2013 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence award. Tony won this esteemed award last Thursday October 3, 2013 at the SmartCEO gala held at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville, MD.

About the SmartCEO Circle

The Baltimore SmartCEO 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards is an annual award ceremony that recognizes business leaders in Baltimore for their industry excellence/ business achievements.

Winners of the SMartCEO Circle of Excellence award are CEOs that successfully took some aspect of their business to the next level in a way that’s rarely achieved by companies within their industries.

29 finalists were chosen for the SmartCEO 2013 Circle of Excellence Award, only 10 winners were chosen from the following industry categories:

-Accounting

-Construction

-Family Business

-Finance

-Healthcare/Wellness

-Manufacturing

-Minority Owned

-Nonprofit

-Real Estate

-Nonprofit

These top CEOs help employ over 3,000 workers in the Greater Baltimore area; 2013 is the 5th year of the Circle of Excellence program.

Tony was chosen as the winner of the Minority Owned Business category because he has led the commercial furniture company ahead of its 3 year business plan of growth, while increasing the business revenues by 98 percent.

Tony Hill Managing Partner of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture

Over the past 15 years Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has reinvented itself from a Communications marketing/event company to a commercial furniture business that sells and installs furniture for schools, laboratories, healthcare facilities, the hospitality industry and commercial offices. Tony and Hans Edwards (business partner) have taken on big interior design projects like the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. During this hospitality project, Tony and Hans team installed a total of 2,000 guests rooms, 74 guest rooms every 24 hours, during 36-hour shifts to complete the project on time.

But that’s not the only reason Tony is a business leader of excellence; he is also an outstanding community leader.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has supplied the non-profit Young Audiences with $70,000 worth of furniture and interior design services to furnish the non-profit organization’s new offices. Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is also a sponsor of children, families and small businesses in developing countries, including during times of natural disasters.

See events from the gala awards and watch the video of the SmartCEO nominees (including Tony):

To learn more about Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s accomplishments, read Edwards & Hill Office Furniture makes headlines in the Monday Morning Quarterback Magazine.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source:

http://www.smartceo.com/pressrelease/baltimore-smartceo-celebrates-2013-circle-excellence-finalists-and-winners-and-announce

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/eccaf0f8#/eccaf0f8/56

Are Open Workspaces the best design for commercial businesses?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Collaborative  Workspaces

Have you noticed a trend in open workspaces for small and large businesses? Are you considering a redesign of your office? If yes, then it’s time to ask yourself whether open or collaborative workspaces are the best choice you can make for your office. Will the office layout make your employees more productive or will the collaborative space cause a slow down?

It all depends on your work culture whether open workspaces will work in your favor or not.

Some employees prefer a little privacy as they work. Employees will search for just about any place in the office they can find some privacy, even if that means hiding in the conference room.

How can you design work environments that promote collaboration and creativity, while guaranteeing better work productivity?

To start, you have to look at the pros and cons of an open workspace design. Yes, the primary benefit of an open workspace is its promotion of collaboration but sometimes that openness can really impede the work productivity at the office. It depends on the type of workers you have within the open space design.

Some employees will work great in office environments with high volumes of noise, while other employees will need quiet areas/ spaces to get work done.

If employees feel they are unable to hear themselves think within an open workspace design, they are more likely to find standard cognitive tasks at work more challenging. These cognitive tasks can include reading, writing or calculating figures.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture can help you overcome these collaborative workspace barriers by carefully crafting an office design plan that saves space and money, while creating collaborative workspaces that offer a fair balance between privacy and collaboration.

For example, you can purchase dining tables that seat workers across from one another but have panels to the sides of them for a semi-private workspace. Or you can purchase smaller cubicles for the office to help workers feel more comfortable asking each other for feedback.

Bottom line: Offer diverse work settings within the office to give employees the choice of privacy and collaboration throughout the day. Ideally, we can design casual collaboration workspaces for your office as well as private spaces for workers. You can have more or less open workspaces by surveying what type of office design your workers prefer.

Here at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture we are dedicated to creating great workspaces for all industries. By evaluating your work culture and employees’ opinions, we can tailor an office layout design that truly fits your company needs.

According to HR Magazine, the best places to work are office building well designed to meet workplace needs. These needs range from social to physical comfort. We are here to help your employees work more efficient and productive no matter the time of day. A healthy work environment is a happy and productive work environment.

Take a look at our corporate furniture to get started on your office redesign today.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Source:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/barbaraarmstrong/2012/05/24/balancing-the-needs-for-collaboration-and-privacy-a-tall-order-in-workplace-design/

http://www.kahlerslater.com/content/pdf/What-Makes-a-Great-Workplace-white-paper.pdf