The 2016 winners have been announced.

The Nightingale Awards honor new products that are exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with the Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing.

Named in honor of Florence Nightingale, and initiated by Contract magazine’s editors and The Center for Health Design’s founders in 1990, the Nightingale Awards recognize products that are juried by seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers. The jury makes selections based on the product’s contribution to a healing environment, functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing, and innovation. To evaluate the entries, jurors visit the exhibitors’ booths before the show floor opens at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference to examine the products in person and ask questions of the manufacturers as well.

The 2016 winners were announced at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November.


Image courtesy of CAMA, Inc.

IOA Healthcare Furniture’s CAMA Bed Chair was honored as the Best of Competition. The chair was also honored with the Gold Award in Seating: Patient, and the Silver Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge.

This year’s winners are:

Innovation Award in Architectural Products: Clinical:
Plus, Pressalit Care

Gold Award in Architectural Products: Clinical:
Acrovyn Wall Panels, Construction Specialties

Innovation Award in Architectural Products: Non-Clinical:
9100Q noiseless Lock with SilentPAC lever dampening, Accurate Lock and Hardware

Silver Award in Fabrics & Textiles:
Pronto +, C.F. Stinson, LLC

Gold Award in Fabrics & Textiles:
Gaia Collection, Pallas Textiles

Innovation Award in Flooring: Hard Surface:
QuickStix, Mannington Commercial

Silver Award in Flooring: Hard Surface:
AdMix, Patcraft

Innovation Award in Flooring: Resilient:
nora nTx, nora systems, Inc.

Silver Award in Flooring: Resilient:
Vinings, Patcraft

Gold Award in Flooring: Resilient:
Solitude, Shaw Contract

Gold Award in Furniture Collections:
Nara, Stryker/Tekna, Inc.

Silver Award in Lighting:
Fail-Safe SGI-C/F LED Architectural Behavioral Health Luminaires, Eaton

Gold Award in Lighting:
Symmetry, Visa Lighting

Silver Award in Seating: Conferences:
Doni Seating Collection, KI

Gold Award in Seating: Conference:
Truly, OM

Silver Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge: 

CAMA Family Chaise Sleeper, IOA Healthcare Furniture
Amelio Bench Sleeper, Krug

Gold Award in Seating: Guest/Lounge:
Caterina Guest Collection, Kwalu

Innovation Award in Seating: Patient:
The New Accord Recliner, Wieland

Silver Award in Seating: Patient:
Jordan 8 Series Powered Recliner, Krug

Gold Award in Seating: Patient:
CAMA Bed Chair, IOA Healthcare Furniture

Gold Award in Signage & Wayfinding:
Skyline Design Glass Wayfinding, Skyline Design

Silver Award in Surfacing Materials:
Casper Privacy Film, Steelcase Health

Silver Award in Window Shading & Treatments:
MechoNet Wireless Daylight Sensor & Controller, MechoSystems

Gold Award in Window Shading & Treatments:
EcoVeil Sheer, MechoSystems

previous winners

2015 Nightingale Awards Winners Announced
November 16, 2015

The Nightingale Best of Competition Award was given to Nemschoff for Ava Recliner, which also received a Gold Award in the Seating: Patient category.

2014 Nightingale Awards Winners Announced
November 17, 2014

The winners of the Nightingale Awards for healthcare interior products were announced by Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki this morning at the Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego.