Archive for March, 2015

Qualities when Choosing Healthcare Furniture

Friday, March 20th, 2015

With so many healthcare options available today, many facilities are working hard to make positive first impressions on patients. The healthcare is industry is becoming highly competitive, so any upper hand a facility can take to ensure positive patient experience and effective treatment is taken. One way facilities are reaching this upper hand is through healthcare furniture. Instead of purchasing the first items they see, more facilities are taking their time to research and shop around for their healthcare furniture. When looking for their healthcare furniture, facilities are beginning to look for the following:

Healthcare-Furniture

  • Durable Materials- A healthcare facility sees a number of patients and visitors in a day. Because of so much activity, your healthcare furniture should be created with durable fabrics and materials to withstand the day to day activity. Make an investment in your healthcare furniture to avoid having to replace your furniture after a year or two.
  • Hygienic- Not only will your healthcare furniture need to be durable, it needs to be sanitary and clean as well. Choose furniture that is made from vinyl and acrylic to help prevent stains and resist moisture.
  • Antimicrobial- Your healthcare furniture should be created with materials such as aluminum, finished hardwood, or steel to ensure bacteria and other dirt doesn’t seep into the fibers. Furniture can also be treated with barriers to prevent moisture from seeping in as well.
  • Moveable- As technology continues to change and treatments shift, your healthcare facility may need to change layouts and rearrange the healthcare furniture. Pieces should be able to be moved around easily to help ensure an easy change in layout. Time shouldn’t be wasted by attempting to move a piece of healthcare furniture.
  • Modern- Old and outdated healthcare furniture can give patients and visitors the wrong impression of your facility. Choose more modern furniture to help reflect your modern treatments and equipment.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish hospitality businesses as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Office

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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The trend of going green and becoming eco-friendly seems to be sticking around, with no evidence of slowing down. As more “green” products are being sold, more businesses and companies are working to create eco-friendly office spaces to help do their part. Creating an eco-friendly office will help your business do its part in reducing the overall carbon footprint. An eco-friendly office can also help reduce water and energy bills for your business, which is always beneficial.

Steps to an Eco-Friendly Office

  • One of the first steps you can take when creating an eco-friendly office is to turn off your appliances when you have finished using them. This means instead of placing your computer on sleep mode, you turn both your tower and monitor off at the end of each day.
  • Is your staff remembering to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Look for ways to implement the 3 r’s to create an eco-friendly office through your product usage and recycling habits.
  • When you shop around for office supplies, try to choose those that are advertised as eco-friendly. Also, only buy supplies that you actually need to avoid being wasteful.
  • Consider allowing staff to telecommute on certain days during the week. Telecommuting will not only save on gas, but can also allow work spaces to be used by more than one employee.
  • Eliminate paper filing systems within your office by using electric filing. This will help reduce your use of paper products and help create an eco-friendly office.
  • Create an open office layout that allows your HVAC system to work properly while reducing your energy costs. Having vents blocked by walls and clutter can create an unbalanced temperature environment within the office.

 

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+PinterestFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

 

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Spring Cleaning for your Office

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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With spring just around the corner, most homeowners are gearing up for spring cleaning. However, it is important to know that spring cleaning is never limited to just your home. Most offices could use a proper spring cleaning to help put team members on the right direction. So how should office employees approach spring cleaning? Here are some tips:

  • Do not try to tackle spring cleaning without some forethought. Look at your space and determine how much time you will need to properly go through everything. Divide your office into sections instead of attempting to tackle everything at once.
  • Create a system for your paperwork. While many offices are attempting to go paper-free, the truth remains that paperwork is still prominent within offices. Instead of leaving piles of paperwork around your space for weeks at a time, create a system with cabinets or organizers to help stay organized.
  • Clear off the clutter on your desk. The only objects that should remain on your work surface are those that are used on a daily basis. These objects should include your computer system, phone system, a writing utensil, and a legal pad of paper. All other objects should have another “home” until you are ready to use them.
  • Attack the spaces that you use for your miscellaneous items. The constant present of clutter could lead to distractions and lower your productivity levels.
  • Your computer needs spring cleaning as well. Take the time to organize your current emails and files while deleting those you no longer need. This will help your computer run more smoothly while also helping to increase your productivity.
  • Consider replacing some of your older office furniture while spring cleaning. Unstable desks and uncomfortable chairs can reduce productivity as well as morale throughout the office.

 

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.