Haven't you always wanted to judge a beauty contest? A hospital that makes patients feel better on arrival? It's true — beautiful hospitals have been shown to speed healing. In honor of that, it's time to reveal Soliant's 2013 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.
"We were inspired to create this list by recent data that found 'happy hospitals make happy patients,'" said David Alexander, president of Soliant Health. "As a provider of healthcare professionals for hospitals, we recognize that staff morale and attention to patients' needs are critical to patients' happiness, but the survey also showed that another factor in satisfaction was how the hospital actually looked."
The link between beautiful hospitals and pleased patients has been observed by Soliant Health's travelers as they work in facilities around the country. "There is a special feel to hospitals with inviting public spaces and soothing private rooms," said Gale Yochum, an eight-year Soliant operating room travel nurse. "Patients who feel satisfied with the facility may recover faster and have shorter stays, which is good for both hospital and patient."
"From the very beginning of the design process, our aim has been to provide our patients, visitors and staff with a comfortable, pleasant environment. We believe that such an environment improves their overall experience and patient outcomes. Ultimately, we wanted the facility itself to reflect our vision to set the standard for clinical quality and personalized healthcare services."
Martha Jefferson Hospital
"We are honored to be included on this prestigious list. We designed our beautiful new hospital to feature a healing and comforting environment for our patients."
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
“When designing the new Sharp Memorial Hospital, creating an environment that enhances the healing process for patients and reduces stress for loved ones was at the heart of the design strategy. This award represents Sharp HealthCare's continued commitment to provide our patients and families with not just what they need and expect, but what they really want and deserve.”
Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations
"We are pleased that the design team's efforts to create a hospital that is welcoming and inspiring to those we serve has been recognized by Soliant Health."
President and CEO
Princeton HealthCare System
"Coupled with the skillful and compassionate care provided by our staff and physicians, the link between our beautiful hospital and happy patients may mean faster recovery and shorter stays. We are privileged to be the only hospital in Florida to make the list. We share this distinction with the likes of Johns Hopkins and St. Louis Children's Hospital. All this, for the benefit of the community we are honored to serve."
President and CEO
Florida Waterman Hospital