PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center included in world's most achitecturally impressive hospitals
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s Firstenburg Tower was recently named among the top 30 most impressive hospital designs by Online Masters in Public Health
, a website offering comparative information on Public Health degree programs.
The Firstenburg Tower, an eight-story structure that opened in 2007, includes an expansive lobby that doubles as a community meeting place. It features many details designed to provide a more comfortable experience for patients and guests, including:
- Private patient rooms with overnight accommodations for guests, views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and the Portland skyline.
- Bedside entertainment and information screens that allow patients and guests to watch movies, play games, and access the internet or essential health records.
- User-friendly lobby featuring pre-operative and laboratory services, outpatient pharmacy, Fireside Café, and wi-fi access.
Healthcare facilities from around the world – from London to Canada to New York to California – round out the list of the 30 most Architecturally Impressive Hospitals. The list acknowledges the hospitals’ commitment to quality patient care, as well as its care and consideration for patients’ surroundings. PeaceHealth Southwest was the only Northwest hospital to make the list.
The Firstenburg Tower’s general contractor was Joint Venture Hoffman-Anderson of Washington and the architect was NBBJ of Seattle.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
The region’s health care leader and steward for 155 years, PeaceHealth Southwest is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care.