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Elmhurst Memorial named second most beautiful hospital in America

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:52 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:11 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – The second most beautiful hospital in America is right here in Elmhurst, according to an annual nationwide study.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital jumped three spots ahead from its ranking last year on the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America list to the No. 2 spot. It is designed using classic Prairie-style architecture, an earth-tone color palette, warm wood fixtures, natural lighting and campus gardens.

Soliant Health, a specialty healthcare staffing provider, received more than 300 nominations from across the country for it's fifth annual study. The top 20 hospitals were picked by public vote from a list of the top 50 as determined by a panel of experts who reviewed each hospital.

According to Soliant's website more than 100,000 voters determined the winners. The rock and stone lodge-style LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn. won the top spot with 16,250 votes. Elmhurst Memorial received 14,007 votes.

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