Two area hospitals have continued their several-year runs on the top 20 most beautiful hospitals list by specialty healthcare staffing provider Soliant.
This year, Elmhurst Hospital and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton ranked third and 16th, respectively.
The contest recognizes hospitals for their commitment to growing and improving their campuses and outpatient facilities. Nearly 70 hospitals were nominated, and winners were determined during an online voting period.
Elmhurst Hospital previously had finished fifth in 2012, second in 2013, 16th in 2014, eighth in 2015, second in 2016 and second in 2017.
Marianjoy was recognized by Soliant in 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2017. It placed 11th in last year's contest.
Soliant praised the 170,000-square-foot Marianjoy for its “warm-water therapy pool surrounded by a glass ceiling and walls, overlooking a first-of-its-kind rain garden” and described it as “a delightful multi-level campus whose courtyards and walkways are as much fun to explore as they are to look at.”
Marianjoy is part of Northwestern Medicine. Elmhurst Hospital is part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system created by the merger of Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare in 2013.