When people think of hospitals they don’t usually have good memories of times they may have spent there or good things to say about visiting them. Various surveys have shown that hospitals, along with cemeteries, are two of the most unpleasant places one can go but we’re afraid that we will positively surprise you with today’s list since we searched and found 25 luxurious hospitals that could easily become five star hotels if they wanted to.
Shouldice Hospital, Canada
Founded in 1945, Shouldice Hospital in Ontario, Canada, specializes and is the global leader in hernia repair. With an incredible 99.5 percent lifetime success rate for primary inguinal hernias this luxurious hospital isn’t just beautiful to the eye but has set the gold standard for medical professionals around the world.
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California
Equipped with a separate set of elevators for patients and the public, as well as a rooftop garden, private rooms with pull-out couches for guests and museum-quality paintings adorning the walls, patients and their families may be tempted to stay longer just for the fun of it or just because they feel like they are in a five-star hotel.
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece
Named after one of the richest men of the twentieth century, the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center is a luxurious hospital that was built with the money the Onassis family donated to the Greek state and specializes in cardiovascular surgery and diagnostic and interventional cardiology, saving the lives of thousands of patients every year.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Michigan, USA
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital isn’t just one of the most impressive and beautiful hospitals but one of the most unique too since it has become famous for its use of natural light for heating and cooling, its rainwater collection and filtration system, its recycling programs, and more. With wide use of interior landscaping and design, visitors and patients almost never feel like they’re in a hospital but in a park instead.
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines
St. Luke’s Medical Center has received numerous accolades the past few years and as a matter of fact at the moment it’s considered one of the best hospitals in Asia and the world. As such, it regularly receives patients from Asia, Micronesia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, where they rest in one of its 650 luxurious beds, with almost half of these found in fully furnished private suites with televisions and other modern conveniences to make every stay as comfortable as possible.
Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
This 155-bed hospital is attractive on the inside and on the outside with careful consideration in its use of glass walls. The Sumner Regional Medical Center also has a warm, inviting environment through its balance of natural and artificial light. In all honesty it looks more like the building of a big rather than a hospital.
Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore
Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore is famous for its specialization in gastroenterology, cardiology, liver transplants, and gynecology as well as their huge LCD flat-screen TV rooms with spacious bathrooms. And yep, you heard that last part about the bathrooms right!
Hospital Punta Pacifica, Panama
Hospital Punta Pacífica is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2006 and looks more like a mall or a Parisian art museum than a hospital. However, it was designed and built by a partnership between local physicians and business leaders who wanted to raise the standard of health care in the region. Mission accomplished.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Since its beginnings in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to become the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States—one that is internationally renowned for the best patient care modern medicine has to offer. Additionally, it’s one of the best-designed and most beautiful hospitals you’ll ever see.
Matilda International Hospital, Hong Kong
According to its website, Matilda International Hospital (MIH) is a leading healthcare service provider committed to the highest quality and finest detail in patient care. Only fifteen minutes from central Hong Kong, MIH is situated on its own promontory atop the historic Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island and by the look of it alone one can get the feeling that people can only get better while treated in such a unique place.
Clinique des Grangettes, Switzerland
Once again Europeans prove that no matter what the actual purpose of anything they do or construct may be, art and class is paramount. And don’t get fooled by the look of it; the Clinique des Grangettes isn’t a modern art museum but a hospital. Is there a more glorious way of dying than doing it with style?
Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia
Located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Prince of Wales Hospital has both private and shared facilities, including 168 beds with modern amenities. The distinctively attractive exterior designs, with their structural steel framing and glass along with matchless architectural details, compliment the modern facilities within and make a stay in this hospital a guilty pleasure even if you’re in pain.
Wooridul Spine Hospital, South Korea
To be completely honest, I don’t know much about the medical services or the specialties of this private hospital, but I am still trying to figure out if the architects of this little masterpiece in Seoul were more interested in building something like a New York skyscraper when they built it in the early 1980s or an actual hospital that would help patients.
Fortis La Femme Hospital, India
Fortis La Femme Hospital is India’s pride and is considered the best and richest hospital in the country. The presidential suite is one of the most expensive hospital rooms in the whole world.
Bangkok Hospital Medical Center, Thailand
This extremely impressive and beautiful hospital is in one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand and doesn’t offer just prestige and elegance but also the best health care money can buy. It’s estimated that thousands of medical tourists (such as students and doctors) from all over the world visit the center annually and that it’s rightfully considered one of the best hospitals in the world.
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for its excellence in clinical care. Furthermore, this awesome hotel… Er hospital, was named in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014–2015 Honor Roll, ranking 16th out of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the US. All we can say is that in a “beauty contest” for hospitals it should have ranked even higher.
This superb hospital with a strange name is located in Austria’s capital, Vienna, and is considered the best private hospital in the country. The hospital’s modern equipment is in perfect harmony with the superior ambiance offered by a natural and grassy environment in Vienna’s 19th municipal district and the patients usually want to stay even when they feel better.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Las Vegas, Nevada
Since 1947, the people in charge at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals have been giving something back to the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. As a three-hospital system employing over 3,300 caring individuals, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals provides a wide array of medical services, including twenty-four-hour ERs, a full range of surgical services, Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers, Joint Replacement Units, and accredited Chest Pain Centers. Add to the mix all the luxury they offer and you know you’re in safe and “precious” hands.
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Orlando, Florida
If you’re looking for a very special place designed to serve the unique healthcare needs of women and babies in a warm, caring, family-centered environment then Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies is the right place for you. Just make sure your pocket can afford it because it’s quite expensive.
Barcelona Medic Center, Spain
According to many tourists from different parts of the world, Barcelona is supposed to be the most beautiful and architecturally interesting city in all Spain. So as you’ve probably guessed by now, the local hospitals couldn’t be an exception to this rule.
Clemenceau Medical Center, Lebanon
If you thought Lebanon is a poor third-world country somewhere in the Middle East then think again because the Clemenceau Medical Center isn’t just one of the very best hospitals in the world which offer patients the most innovative treatments and technologies, but also one of the most impressive and pompous you’ve ever seen. Just look at the photo and you’ll see we aren’t lying.
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand
Bumrungrad International Hospital is one of the most famous medical tourism destinations on the planet, and treats over 450,000 foreign patients each year from many different countries, including Denmark, the United States, China, and Sweden. The designs of the patient rooms use soothing colors and warm furnishings, such as natural woods and plush fabrics. With air-conditioned walkways connecting several towers that comprise the main structure the hospital also includes two levels of restaurants and shopping areas.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Germany
Named after the ancient Greek god of medicine, Asklepius, and located in Hamburg, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek is by far the largest medical center in Europe, and one of the most expensive and luxurious hospitals in the world. Of course, they don’t offer just luxury but also some of the best medical services with the help of the latest in modern technology, topped off by the best mattresses.
Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai
Since 2008, when Mediclinic City Hospital opened and became the first multidisciplinary hospital in Dubai Healthcare City, the phrase “world-class health care” has a new meaning. As a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, it has continued to dominate Dubai’s healthcare landscape in terms of the quality of its medical staff, the breadth of services it offers, and the excellent high-tech equipment its staff operates.
Providence Alaska Medical Center, USA
I know what you’re probably thinking: if in a cold and seemingly hostile environment like Alaska something happens to you, you’re probably screwed, right? Wrong! See, the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center, provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans and tourists alike and has no reason to be jealous of the other big, luxurious hospitals in the big cities around the world.