As a follow-up to yesterday's post of Frank Lloyd Wright's house and the prairie-style architecture he made popular, I thought I would post a photo (or two) of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital where I paid a visit while a family member underwent surgery last month.
Designed to be one of the premier hospital facilities in the Midwest, the 866,000 square-foot Elmhurst Memorial Hospital opened its doors to patients in June 2011. Using classic prairie-style architecture, the hospital incorporates an earth-tone color palette, warm wood fixtures, natural lighting and campus gardens to create a healing environment that transcends the typical hospital experience.
Each of the hospital's 259 private inpatient suites includes soothing colors, natural wood, stone and fabrics, cheerful tile accents and images of nature. Surrounded by expansive green space, sparking ponds and healing gardens, the extensive landscaping creates a “building in a garden” that sets the tone for a unique healthcare experience.
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