Healthcare Window Shade Solutions
Natural Light Maximizes Positive Patient Outcomes
Mecho is the commercial shade industry leader in healthcare daylight control. Utilizing motorized and automated shade systems, room darkening textiles, and Nightingale Award-winning shade products and accessories, Mecho roller shades for healthcare facilities help create the optimum environment for patient comfort and positive patient outcomes.
Daylight is the Medicine,
Automated Hospital Grade Window Shades Provide the Dose
Mecho’s automated healthcare solar solutions are designed to maximize daylight + views for healthcare occupants by raising shades, and keeping them up as much as possible, without glare. The sun regulates our circadian rhythms, which controls everything from sleep to metabolism. As people continue to spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors, we are increasingly reliant on the built environment to provide a circadian stimulus.
In healthcare facilities, studies* demonstrate that patients with access to daylight and views have shorter postoperative inpatient stays, require less pain medication, and experience less distress. Similar, healthcare facility staff with access to daylight experience less stress, laugh more frequently and feel more positive about their job than those who do not have access to natural light.
*2014 - The Impact of Windows and Daylight on Acute-Care Nurses' Physiological, Psychological, and Behavioral Health
*2006 - The Impact of Light on Outcomes in Healthcare Settings
with Healthcare Shade Control Systems
Mecho window coverings for hospitals can include seamless control options that enhance patient empowerment by simply integrating shading controls directly to the patient’s bedside. Along with bedside controls, wall-mounted controls give the caregiver the flexibility to adjust room shading for maximum patient satisfaction.
Featured Healthcare Products
Touchless, Automated Shading Solutions
Mecho provides patented, scalable automation solutions to control daylight. So no matter the size of project, Mecho has the versatility to provide solutions for a single room, an individual floor, a building or an entire campus.
Shade Cloth for Healthcare
All of our commercial shade cloths are able to be simply cleaned and disinfected in 4 easy steps. View our full cleaning and disinfecting guidelines to learn more.Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines
Using a duster with a soft, disposable head.
Using mild soap and water, clean gently with a sponge or cloth.
Using a clean, soft cloth or duster.
Using products with Hydrogen Peroxide as the active ingredient.
Optimal Acoustics and Privacy
Mecho’s shade cloth decrease hospital noise that can hinder a patient's rest and recovery. Many of our shade cloths have acoustic ratings up to 0.65 NRC/0.65 SAA.
For versatile privacy, the Nightingale-Award Winning, ThermoVeil 0900 Series has a 0-1% openness, enabling patients to experience diffused sunlight during the day and privacy at night.
Industry Leading Sustainability
Mecho products are designed with rigorous sustainability principles to prioritize human and environmental health. Our roller shades for hospitals qualifications are listed below or view our complete guidelines to learn more about all of the sustainability options Mecho has available.Sustainability Guidelines
Greenguard | Clean Air
These certifications comply with CDPH v1.2 to help identify products and materials that improve indoor air quality with low VOC emissions.
HHI Safer Chemicals Program
Provides hospitals with tools and resources to choose health care products that are free from PVC, formaldehyde, antimicrobials, flame retardants, and perfluorinated compounds.
- EcoSheer shade cloth
Cradle to Cradle
A prestigious multi-attribute certification that encourages products to use healthy ingredients that can be perpetually cycled.
Cradle to Cradle Certified Products
- ElectroShade w/ iQ2-AC Motorized System
- ElectroShade w/ iQ2-DC Motorized System
- EcoVeil shade cloths
- Mecho/5 Manual Shade System
- Mecho/5x Manual Shade System
- Mecho/7 Manual Shade System
- UrbanShade Manual Shade System
Health Product Declaration
A transparency standard that empowers users to make informed decisions by understanding the health implications of materials.
Healthcare Case Studies
The twelve-story, 1.6 million square feet hospital houses the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute in the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center. Art is a defining feature of the facility – featuring over 300 pieces of art.Johns Hopkins hospital
This award-winning facility represents the pinnacle of women’s healthcare at the prestigious hospital’s flagship campus. Its 13 floors and 336 licensed beds will serve women’s health needs through all stages of their lives and has Mecho's roller shades for hospitals installed.FLORIDA HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN
To remain a leader in healthcare while accommodating changing needs, Parkland collaborated with Mecho's healthcare shade team and the architects on a phased design approach, helping it adapt to unprecedented growth and to provide patients with the utmost care.Parkland Memorial Hospital