Smith & Schaefer Provides Flexible Solution for Medical Facilities

Cincinnati based healthcare furniture dealer offers Herman Miller Healthcare’s COMPASS

Cincinnati, OH, August 11, 2010 --( With healthcare providers fighting a continual battle to adapt to ever changing technology and treatment protocols, hospital executives are looking for efficient, flexible and cost effective facility solutions. Smith & Schaefer, a Cincinnati based regional dealer of healthcare and scientific furnishings and equipment, announces the arrival of a new product from Herman Miller Healthcare.

Herman Miller Healthcare’s new COMPASS will allow hospitals to easily adapt clinical spaces to changes in technology, purpose, or patient acuity. “COMPASS was designed with change in mind. Its approach to furnishing healthcare interiors includes structural, surface and storage components that provide unexpected levels of flexibility,” said Herman Miller Healthcare president Beth Nickels in an earlier release.

The COMPASS system structure is composed of horizontal rails which attach to the architectural wall, vertical stiles attach to the rails which support the storage and surface components.

“COMPASS has the ability to save considerable time in a healthcare patient room construction project over conventional construction methods,” said Tom Stollenwerk, Smith & Schaefer president. “Hospitals may be able to complete renovation or new construction projects earlier by using the new COMPASS product line.”

In addition to an array of standard finish options, the program offers specifiers an extensive color and pattern customization program.

“COMPASS is an innovative solution from Herman Miller Healthcare that Smith & Schaefer is proud to represent,” said Smith & Schaefer account manager Leslie Gray. “Because COMPASS attaches to the architectural wall, changes can be made without demolition or extensive interruptions in care. Beyond its flexibility, COMPASS offers cleanability and infection control advantages.”

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About Smith & Schaefer
Smith & Schaefer is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with a satellite office in Cleveland and regional service areas include Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania, and now, West Virginia with resident sales personnel in Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Toledo and Marietta. The organization was founded in 1950 as a regional dealer and manufacturer representative for many nationally known companies specializing in furnishings, equipment, and design, for laboratory research, healthcare, governmental and educational environments. For more information, visit
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