Hospitals nominated by supporters based on design, aesthetics, and staff
West Reading, Pa. – Reading Hospital has announced that it ranked No. 17 on Soliant’s 10th annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals contest. Supporters from across the country nominated and voted for facilities that recognized nurturing staff, comforting aesthetics, and innovative designs as key elements of beauty which contribute to the overall well-being of patients.
Reading Hospital understands that physical surroundings impact a patient’s sense of calm and healing. When new facilities are constructed, we seek input from community members, patients, physicians, and staff who will work in the space to ensure we create structures that advance medical care and enhance our patients’ recovery and well-being. For example, at Reading Hospital, our beautiful two-year-old HealthPlex is the hub for our sophisticated surgical services, expansive Emergency Department, new Pediatric Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center, and 150 private patient rooms with views to a healing garden and green roof.
“Reading Hospital is beautiful inside and out,” said William M. Jennings, President and CEO at Reading Hospital. “From our aesthetically pleasing facilities, built with healing in mind, to our experienced, compassionate physicians and staff, every physical detail on our campus and every personal interaction between staff and patients is delivered with the same promise: ‘Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.'”
With more than eight million votes cast for the 96 hospitals nominated, Reading Hospital emerged as one of the top 20 facilities recognized by supporters on Soliant’s annual list.
“Congratulations to the hospitals that landed on this year’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals list,” said David Alexander, president of Soliant. “These facilities recognize that beauty encompasses more than just a pleasing design; it includes compassionate and dedicated staff partnering with comforting surroundings to help create the most optimal place for people to receive the treatment they need and to restore their health.”