Paoli Hospital was named among America's most beautiful hospitals for 2012 in a nationwide survey. Paoli placed 11th out of 20 and is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to make the list.
“What an honor it is for Paoli Hospital to be listed among the most beautiful hospitals in the nation,” said Barbara Tachovsky, president, Paoli Hospital. “This recognition reflects our vision of a hospital environment that enhances the healing process and allows patients and staff to experience the benefits of natural light and beauty."
Paoli Hospital’s distinctive design features interior and exterior elements proven to be both physically and mentally healing while being more efficient, effective and safe. Examples include a spacious three-story atrium, which is home to the main lobby, surgical waiting area, and coffee shop; hotel-like amenities such as Wi-Fi connections; private patient rooms and room service; an abundance of natural light; and peaceful outdoor reflection gardens.
“As we continue to evolve, our guiding principle is and always will be a belief that a building’s design can positively impact safety, efficiency, satisfaction and healing for everyone who comes through our doors,” she added.
The expansion and renovation of the Family Centered Maternity Unit at Paoli Hospital is one of the latest improvements underway at Paoli Hospital. The $11 million project which is slated for completion by fall 2013, will be consistent with the hospitals beautiful environment while also incorporating the latest concepts in patient-centered care. The project involves the construction of 24 private patient rooms, 12 labor, delivery, and recovery suites, four triage rooms, and a larger nursery and Level II NICU.
Nearly 170,000 votes were cast in Soliant Health's public online voting contest to name the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. Soliant Health is a leading provider of specialized healthcare staffing services to hospitals and healthcare providers.
Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 226-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Level II Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. In 2012, Paoli Hospital was named for the fourth time among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters (now Truven Health Analytics). It was one of only 20 medium-sized community hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Pennsylvania to make the list in this category. Paoli was named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in five specialties including orthopedics, geriatrics, nephrology, gastroenterology and urology and is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” for providing outstanding patient care and maintaining operational efficiency. Paoli is one of only three percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® Designation twice for its superior nursing staff and was among the first in efficiency, satisfaction and healing. For more information about Paoli Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/paoli.
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