Online Masters in Public Health Ranks 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Hospitals

DENVER, Colo. — Online Masters in Public Health has released a ranked list of the 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Hospitals in the World. The full, descriptive ranking, along with photos of each hospital, can be viewed at:

Online Masters in Public Health’s ranking of hospitals from around the world is based on several factors ranging from aesthetics and originality, to patient comfort and engineering sophistication. Of the 30 hospitals listed, 18 are located within the United States and are certain to be the cornerstones of hospital renovations in cities nationwide.

“All of these hospital structures were built with the importance of aesthetics and patient environment at the forefront, but are quite varied in their approach with architecture ranging in taste from simple, clean lines to elaborate works of art,” said researcher David Krug who compiled the list.

The changing face of today’s hospitals is not only impressive, but ensures a better experience all around. Modern hospitals, whether those carrying out complete remodels to brand new, elaborate constructions, are focused more on providing a more comfortable and human-centered environment. U.S. hospitals that made the list include:

  • Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Children – Orlando, Fla.
  • Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, Ill.
  • Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children – Birmingham, Ala.
  • Einstein Medical Center Montgomery – East Norriton, Pa.
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital – West Bloomfield, Mich.
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center – Gilbert, Ariz.
  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital – Roanoke, Va.
  • Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare – Tampa, Fla.
  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula – Monterey, Calif.
  • Southwest Washington Medical Center – Vancouver, Wash.
  • Florida Waterman Hospital – Tavares, Fla.
  • Union Hospital Health System Replacement Hospital – Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center – Franklin, Wis.
  • Harlem Hospital – New York, N.Y.
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Fontana, Calif.
  • Children’s Hospital in Orange County – Orange, Calif.
  • South Tower Expansion for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center – Mission Hills, Calif.
  • Outpatient Tower at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, Texas

International hospitals that made the list include:

  • Akershus University Hospital – Nordbyhagen, Norway
  • Kemang Children’s Hospital – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Center – London, UK
  • Rey Juan Carlos Hospital – Madrid, Spain
  • Guimaraes Private Hospital – Guimaraes, Portugal
  • CHA Women and Children’s Hospital – Seoul, South Korea
  • Clemenceau Medical Center – Beirut, Lebanon
  • Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital – Melbourne, Australia
  • Shesmedi Hospital – Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Uppsala University Hospital Psychiatric Building – Uppsala, Sweden
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre – Ontario, Canada
  • New Stobhill Hospital – Glasgow, Scotland

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Posted November 6, 2013

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