Legacy Salmon Creek named among most beautiful hospitals

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has been named one of the 25 most beautiful hospitals in the world by HealthExecNews.com, a leading source of health care management news.

The Vancouver hospital was No. 15 on the list, which included hospitals from 11 countries including Austria, Thailand, Panama, Switzerland and China. Legacy was the only hospital from Washington or Oregon that made the list.

The list emphasizes the connection between a pleasing environment and faster recovery times for patients.

Legacy’s six-story, 468,000-square-foot building was designed by Portland-based Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects. The campus includes the main hospital, an adjacent medical office building and a seven-story parking structure.

Here is the complete Most Beautiful Hospitals in the World list.