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Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff Win Best of NeoCon for Providing Healthcare Oasis

June 14, 2011

Industry leader Herman Miller, Inc., with subsidiaries Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff, announces its receipt of a Best of NeoCon Gold Award in Healthcare Furniture for its Oasis Overbed Table. Meeting the need for maximum utilization of critical surface space, Nemschoff's latest overbed table offers convenient storage without sacrificing comfort, space, and maneuverability.

"Nemschoff and Herman Miller Healthcare share the common goal of utilizing space efficiency to support the continuum of care," said Kent Gawart, Chief Operating Officer, Nemschoff. "Receipt of this honor further confirms we have the groundbreaking solutions that put patients, their caregivers, and family first."

Sponsored by IIDA, IFMA, Contract, Facilities Design & Management, and Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., the Best of NeoCon Competition honors new products introduced in U.S. markets since the close of the previous year's NeoCon, showcasing the top designs from an array of outstanding entries. The Best of NeoCon 2011 awards were selected from 327 entries in 42 different product categories. The 2011 recipients, including Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff, were honored in Chicago at this year's NeoCon trade show.

"In partnership with Nemschoff, Herman Miller Healthcare has advanced care capabilities within healing environments," said Herman Miller Healthcare President Beth Nickels. "Receiving this award proves our ability to provide significant solutions for the healthcare industry."

A result of an ongoing collaboration between Herman Miller and Nemschoff, Oasis Overbed Table eliminates overcrowding patients, limiting guests, or inhibiting caregivers—a major challenge to overcome in healthcare design. The Oasis Overbed Table provides dedicated compartments to organize healthcare items and affords patients a chance to own their space. Rounded edges and casters also allow for easy access and reconfiguration by caregivers.

The award-winning Oasis Overbed Table is on display at NeoCon 2011 (#3-330) in Chicago, June 13-15.

About Best of NeoCon Awards
Celebrating its 22nd year, the Best of NeoCon (BON) honors new commercial interiors products. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies. Approximately 50 jurors review almost 350 products in 22 hours over three days before NeoCon begins.

About Herman Miller's Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff bring over 40 years of experience and a deep understanding of healthcare environments to help clients think strategically about their space—beyond furniture. They leverage this rich insight and an unparalleled product offering to create adaptive environments across the care continuum that are better for patients and smarter for business. Through a network of clinical strategists, clinical designers, and sales professionals, the companies provide research-based, problem-solving solutions to improve working and healing environments. Herman Miller is a charter member of the Health Facility Institute; a Research Partner with the Center for Health Design; and an Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design.

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