St.Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig is in the Top 25 most beautiful hospitals in the world, edging out hospitals from the U.S. and Europe on a list by a healthcare website.
According to HealthExecNews, an information network for healthcare executives, SLMC ranks 11th in the world based on "interior and exterior features and their health-promoting qualities."
"Designs including warm woods and nature-inspired elements, soft color schemes, and exterior facades designed with regards to their natural settings placed these facilities on the list," it said.
St. Luke's ranked higher than nine hospitals in the U.S. as well as hospitals in Austria, Australia, Lebanon, and Switzerland.
"SLMC has received international accreditation and is recognized as one of the best hospitals in Asia and the entire world. As such, it regularly receives patients from around Asia, Micronesia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States," HealthExecNews said.
According to its website (http://www.stlukesmedicalcenter.com.ph/index.php), SLMC's Medical Arts Building and nursing tower open "to a grand hotel-like lobby with a concierge and front desk officers ready to assist patients and guests." The hospital also has 60 Customer Care Officers "at the patient's beck and call."
"Premium amenities like 620 modern hospital beds, computers with free internet connection in patient suites, 24/7 Concierge Service, shopping and dining spots, a hotel-like lobby and landscaped decks help make for one-of-a-kind patient experience," it also said.
SLMC welcomed its inclusion in the list, noting it was the first time that a Philippine hospital was included. "With this new honor for the country, let us be proud of the Philippines. Mabuhay!" the hospital said.