While many Planetree facilities have been designed from the ground up in relationship to the many Planetree concepts, architectural features are only one very small facet of how organizations display their Planetree features. Rather, architectural and visual images of Planetree merely complement the core components that make Planetree hospitals so unique.
At Good Samaritan, Planetree can be seen in a variety of ways. Just a few images of Planetree are provided here.
Just to the east of our Emergency entrance, across Avenue A is a serenity trail designed to give our patients’ families and staff a quiet place to walk and meditate.
At Richard Young Hospital, this common area has always been alive with various plants and flowers. Plants provide a wonderful home-like feel to healthcare facilities and help to curb the “institutional” look.
Many benefits can be found in pet therapy, and Good Samaritan is proud to have sponsored an animal-assisted therapy program for well over 10 years. All of our pet and handler teams are volunteers and visit designated healthcare facilities almost daily.
This curved ceiling and soft indirect lighting can be found in our Intensive Care Unit hallway. A view like this is much more comforting to patients as they make their way through hospital hallways.
GSH Lobby Mural
This mural can be found in the main lobby of Good Samaritan Hospital. Art like this provides distraction and pleasant views while inside the confines of a hospital.
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