Forum Studio’s Project Ranks No. 1 on ‘Most Beautiful Hospitals in America’ List

By on July 10, 2017

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in Middletown, New York, a new facility designed by Clayco subsidiary Forum Studio, has taken the number-one spot on Soliant Health’s 2017 “Most Beautiful Hospitals in America” list.

Soliant Health, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the U.S., highlighted Orange Regional Medical Center’s top attributes that earned it more than 13,000 votes, saying the facility “offers high-tech services in a visually stunning ‘impeccable, healing environment’ that’s also comfortable and welcoming. According to the hospital, many patients have described it as ‘feeling more like home than a hospital.’”

Orange Regional Medical Center commissioned Forum Studio to assist them in a comprehensive consolidation and expansion of their outpatient care programs anticipating the future needs of their community. As an outcome of a campus master plan, Forum led the design effort on two separate adjacent projects, a 153,000-square-foot outpatient care center and a 25,000-square-foot cancer center expansion and renovation.

“We are pleased that thousands of healthcare industry professionals and patients agree that Orange Regional Medical Center is truly a beautiful facility,” said Erik Andersen, principal, Forum Studio. “We are thrilled we have delivered an impactful solution to our client allowing them to better serve their community. We were able to create a flexible platform that allowed ORMC to recruit and establish a new employed physician practice and focused on the needs of patients, family and ORMC caregivers. We’re honored that the results of our work on this project have been recognized by so many.”

This is Soliant Health’s ninth annual list highlighting the most beautiful hospitals in the country. Orange Regional Medical Center has been nominated in the past in addition to achieving this year’s number-one ranking.

Forum Studio is an award-winning next-generation design firm that harnesses the power of integrated design and collaboration. Offering comprehensive solutions across multiple disciplines including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, we build important and complex environments for our national and international clients.

With a vision to become the firm of the future, Forum Studio utilizes best practices while relentlessly pursuing new innovative thinking. Focused on the specialized needs of each client, we elevate design solutions to maximize value through responsive leadership, creative visioning and mission-critical expertise. Forum Studio is the art + science of building and design.

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that delivers clients around the world the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $1.691 billion in revenue for 2016, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions globally for commercial, institutional and residential related building projects.


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