Find products that support efforts to attain EPA Energy Star and Green Guide for Healthcare Standards certification
Identify innovative, stylish, products that can withstand daily use in a medical environment
Partner with a company which offers complementing VOC-reducing furniture for the lobby, waiting areas, patient and dining rooms.
Muskogee Community Hospital (MCH) in Muskogee, OK is the first hospital in the nation to earn LEED-Gold for New Construction, awarded the EPA’s Energy Star for design, and the first in Oklahoma to be designed and built using the Green Guide for Healthcare Standards. Sourcing environmentally responsible products was a key focus. Longevity of product service was vital.
If I had to do it again, would I? The answer is, absolutely!
Studies show that roughly half the patients in hospitals have breathing issues. MCH President, Mark Roberts, went in search of products that produced little to no harmful VOCs. Mr. Roberts says he was immediately impressed with Kwalu furniture. “We are very focused on creating environments in which patients will improve, Kwalu products helped us reach that goal”, he says.
Kwalu provided the facility with its stylish eco-friendly seating, tables and casegoods which are Designed to Last. The furniture makes quite an impression, according to Mark Roberts. “Visitors to our lobby remark that it doesn’t feel like a hospital, it feels more like a hotel setting.” Kwalu also provided the patient room furniture, including armoires with custom size and design elements. Kwalu chairs and tables were used in the dining room to create a hospitality-inspired atmosphere.
It was important for this project that the furniture chosen should be innovative in style and design, yet very durable so that it would last year after year. Kwalu’s 10-year, performance-based warranty on construction and finish ensures that furniture remains both attractive and functional, day-in, day-out.
“If I had to do it again, would I? The answer is, absolutely!” declares Mr. Roberts.
Muskogee Community Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to be awarded Leed-Gold certification for New Construction and the first hospital to receive the EPA’s Energy Star for design. Focused on the patient, the hospital motto is “Our first priority is you…”.
Muskogee Community Hospital
2900 North Main Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
Phone: (918) 687-7777