For the third consecutive year, the Norton Sound Regional Hospital ranked among the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. This year, NSRH took seventh place out of 68 hospitals nationwide. In 2017, NSRH came in ninth place and in 2016, it received sixth place honors. NSRH received its first Top 20 recognition in 2013 when the brand new hospital ranked 11th place.
Beauty was one of the things in mind of members of the Board of Directors, who represent regional tribes, when approving the design of the facility. They hoped to build a hospital that would allow patients to feel at home, even if they were only visiting. The hospital is covered with windows on all sides that look out on the surrounding landscape of tundra and sea and fill the interior with natural light. Artwork from all parts of the region is prominently displayed on each of the three main floors. A central main stairwell and open flooring plan invite a warm and friendly flow throughout the facility, even when arctic conditions can persist outdoors.
Soliant, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of the Adecco Group holds an annual contest to recognize the most beautiful hospitals in the nation. This year’s contest received more than 250,000 total votes, of which NSRH received over 10,000.
“Being named among Soliant’s Most Beautiful Hospitals is a significant achievement,” said David Alexander, president of Soliant. “Each winner joins a distinguished list of outstanding hospitals committed to delivering first-class patient care in environments that foster healing.”
Check out the other top 20 most beautiful hospitals at Soliant’s website.