LCHC Purchases Barrier-Free Examination Chairs

Patients at Lucas County Health Center’s Medical Clinic can expect to be more comfortable during their visits with the addition of barrier-free exam chairs.

These thick-padded, power chairs are available in most exam rooms and easily convert to flat tables, offering more flexibility and comfort during visits.

“The versatility will be most beneficial for patients who have difficulty getting on to the traditional exam tables,” said Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Chief Medical Officer. “Furthermore, the chair to table design allows us to create an atmosphere that feels less like a medical exam and more like a conversation with your provider.”

The chairs adjust in height from 18 to 37 inches and improve accessibility to the exam chair. The height flexibility reduces the need for staff to assist or lift patients with mobility limitations onto the table, therefore reducing the likelihood of patient or staff injuries. The chairs hold up to 650 pounds and the powered foot control raises and lowers the table as needed, improving comfort and accessibility for both patients and providers.

“These upgrades not only enhance patient safety and improve quality of care, but are a testament to our commitment of providing quality healthcare close to home,” said Phil Shealey, Chief Executive Officer.

Lucas County Health Center is a critical access hospital serving Chariton and all of Lucas County.