Healing Environment Coupled with Clinical Quality Ensures Best Possible Patient Experience
July 2, 2012
Charlottesville, VA. Martha Jefferson Hospital been recognized by Soliant Health as the 2012 Most Beautiful Hospital in America. Soliant Health is a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and this is the fourth year they have put on the contest.
Earlier this year, nominations were taken from individuals for their hospital of choice. The competition was then narrowed down to 50 medical centers and put to a public vote. There was a total of close to 170,000 votes throughout the contest and Martha Jefferson Hospital took first place with a total of 43,217 votes.
“From the very beginning of the design process, our aim has been to provide our patients, visitors and staff with a comfortable, pleasant environment. We believe that such an environment improves their overall experience and patient outcomes,” said Jim Haden, President of Martha Jefferson Hospital, a member of Sentara Healthcare. “Ultimately, we wanted the facility itself to reflect our vision to set the standard for clinical quality and personalized healthcare services.”
“More than a thousand different studies show that when a patient feels more comfortable and less stressed, the healing process is faster,” said David Alexander, president of Soliant Health. “Martha Jefferson Hospital combines state-of-the-art equipment, advanced technologies, and a nurturing, friendly environment to merge the science of medicine with the art of healing.”
The new Martha Jefferson Hospital opened in August of 2011 on Pantops Mountain. The medical center features all private rooms, glass windows to allow for natural light, a pitched roof and gardens that promote a feeling of home and warm colors and works of art on the walls that create a sense of healing.
To read more about the winners of Soliant Health’s America’s 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals, please visit: http://blog.soliant.com/most-beautiful-hospitals/2012/