Inspired by the universal desire of mothers to cuddle their hospitalized children, CAMA Collection and IOA Healthcare Furniture collaborated to form a furniture collection that would harness the healing power of touch and improve the patient experience. The IOA Healing Touch Collection is a growing patient room healthcare furniture collection that addresses the need for personal touch and engagement between patients, their loved ones, and caregivers through beautifully designed furniture pieces. In 2015, IOA launched the IOA Healing Touch Collection with the introduction of the CAMA Bed Chair. The chair quickly won a Best of Year award from Interior Design Magazine and continues to win numerous awards - most recently, receiving multiple accolades at the 2016 Nightingale Awards, including, “Best of Competition”.
On Monday, November 14th, the CAMA Bed Chair and CAMA Chaise Sleeper collectively won 3 Nightingale Awards including the prestigious “Best of Competition” award. Presented by Healthcare Design Magazine and Contract Magazine, in partnership with the Center for Health Design, the winners for the 2016 Nightingale Awards were announced at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Houston, TX. The Nightingale Awards recognize outstanding products that contribute to the healing environment. Products are judged on innovation, functionality, durability, aesthetics, style, pricing and quality. The 12-member jury panel, consisting of seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers, selected the CAMA Bed Chair as the Nightingale Awards “Best of Competition”. The chair was also honored with the Gold Award in the “Seating: Patient” category. The CAMA Chaise Sleeper won the Silver Award in the “Seating: Guest/Lounge” category. The CAMA Chaise Sleeper made its debut at the 2016 Healthcare Design Expo. It is the second piece in the IOA Healing Touch Collection. http://www.contractdesign.com/competitions/nightingale-awards.shtml
In late 2015, the CAMA Bed Chair was awarded Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year (BoY) Award for the Healthcare Furniture category. The CAMA Chaise Sleeper has been selected as a 2016 BoY finalist for the Healthcare Furniture category. Winners will be announced on December 1st. https://boyawards.secure-platform.com/a/page/Finalists
About the Importance of Touch in Healthcare Settings
Hand-holding, cuddling, and other commonplace physical affections are fundamental to effective communication, the development of loving relationships, and overall well-being. Numerous studies confirm that touch is connected to improved clinical outcomes in healthcare settings, as touch provides many therapeutic benefits including, reduced stress, improved sleep, memory and pain management. Despite this body of knowledge, Western medicine has been slow to harness the healing power of touch. The IOA Healing Touch Collection brings the human dimension of healing into healthcare environments.
About CAMA Collection, LLC.: CAMA Inc., a health and wellness Interior Design Studio and Lab, strives to create interiors that enable all people to live a happier, healthier life indoors. CAMA has long been considered a thought leader in the evidence-based design field by applying credible research to each project, resulting in influential, thoughtful and innovative spaces. Through its tenure, the team at CAMA realized that few products on the market brought the human dimension into a design space. To address this need, in 2015, CAMA formed the CAMA Collection, LLC.
The CAMA Collection, LLC. aims to fully develop interior environments that support health and wellbeing by solving issues in the healthcare environment through product design, art and more. Each collection is crafted in collaboration with hand-picked artisans, manufacturers and publishers that share our values and goals. www.camacollection.com
About IOA Healthcare Furniture – a family owned company: The Delmestri family has manufactured furniture for three generations. The company was founded in Udine, Northern Italy in 1933 and was known as a leading manufacturer of contemporary seating designs. In 1978, Dario Delmestri moved the company to the United States to a new facility in Thomasville, NC. Today, Fabio Delmestri leads IOA’s Design and Manufacturing division, designing and crafting furniture lines that have received numerous accolades including Neocon’s Innovation Award, The Nightingale Award, and Healthcare Design’s People’s Choice Award. www.ioa-hcf.com
To learn more about the award winning CAMA pieces in the IOA Healing Touch Collection, and for inquiries on the Healing Power of Touch white paper and CEU, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-777-9921.
To purchase items in the IOA Healing Touch Collection including the CAMA Bed Chair and CAMA Chaise Sleeper, visit www.ioa-hcf.com