Last Detail, Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Ky.

Facility: Methodist Hospital
Location: Henderson, Ky.
Architect: Gresham, Smith and Partners

When de­signing the South Tower, a seven-story addition for Metho­dist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., Gresham, Smith and Partners took full advantage of the facility's location along the Ohio River.

The design firm combined evidence-based research with the hospital's scenic location to maximize the healing potential.

Landscape architects furthered the use of evidence-based design with the creation of a water feature adjacent to the South Tower.

With its waterfall, plants and natural rock, the Family Garden serves as a respite for weary patients and families as well as a quiet place for events such as an Easter sunrise service.

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