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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Ranked 10th in Soliant’s 2019 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.

Hospitals nominated by supporters based on design, aesthetics and staff

Lake Forest, IL, July 17, 2019 – Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital announced today that it ranked 10th on Soliant’s 10th annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals awards. 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.
The hospital, which opened in 2018, provides patients with convenient access to world-class physicians and seamless access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 ranked hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. With all of the latest advancements, including recently receiving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification, the hospital has kept its commitment to respecting the environment while providing world-class care in a community setting. The hospital was designed for physicians and staff to take advantage of the resources of an integrated academic health system. For example, video conferencing for staff and real-time video sharing in the operating rooms are available to enhance collaboration and care for patients.
“Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is honored to be recognized in the “’Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals’ list,” said Thomas J. McAfee, President of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. “When the hospital opened in March 2018, it was a result of meticulous and forward-thinking design efforts that translated into a leading destination for health and wellness, while offering cutting-edge technology in a comfortable, beautiful and healing environment.”

With more than 8.5 million total votes cast for the 96 hospitals nominated, Lake Forest 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.”

About Soliant’s Annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals Contest
Beginning in 2009, Soliant conducts an annual contest to discover hospitals in the United States that prove beauty is more than skin deep – that it starts from within and radiates through by making patients feel more comfortable, healing them faster and treating them like family. Whether it’s soothing art and design, a healing garden to make a hospital feel more like home, or support of the top-notch staff who knows that love and laughter may be the best medicine, Soliant seeks out nominations and votes from community members and staff for those hospitals they feel best represent what they find beautiful.