WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Recent renovations have quickly become a major enhancement for White Plains Hospital, which was recently named the eighth most beautiful hospital in the United States on Soliant Health’s list of Top 20 Beautiful Hospitals.
White Plains Hospital is the only hospital is New York to be named on the list.
For its eighth year, Soliant conducted an 11-month long nomination period for hospitals across the country to determine which hospitals ranked among the best looking by members of their community. The nomination period collected more than 70 entries, which Soliant said, was the most diverse to date.
White Plains Hospital received nearly 10,0000 votes after being nominated by Brian Kerr, of Mamaroneck, after his positive experience at the Hospital. Mr. Kerr commented, “I was so amazed with how the Hospital has grown and advanced so much in such a short amount of time. It really is impressive and a beautiful healing environment.”
A soothing environment has been shown in studies to enhance the healing process by reducing stress, anxiety and tension. The Hospital leadership had that in mind when it embarked on the most major transformation of its facilities in its entire 123-year history a few years ago.
Recent expansions and improvements include the new WPH Center for Cancer Care; six new labor and delivery suites; five new operating rooms designed for the most advanced surgical procedures; 24 new private patient rooms to enhance comfort and privacy; a new entranceway and lobby which includes a healthy café and boutique for visitors and employees; and lastly, a renovated cafeteria outfitted with healthy and delicious food options and a comfortable seating area.
Many of the new spaces throughout the campus include warm earth tones, wood paneling, abundant natural light, and colorful plants, to evoke a sense of bringing the outside indoors to enhance feelings of calm and relaxation during stressful times.