A PHOTO ESSAY BY ROBERT BOSTON
Excellence in patient care, inviting architecture and attractive landscaping -- all served with a playful sense of whimsy -- are hallmarks of the internationally renowned St. Louis Children's Hospital, consistently ranked among the United States' best pediatric hospitals by Parents and U.S. News & World Report magazines. The hospital's look and feel help make hospital stays less stressful for children and their families. Staffing agency Soliant Health rated St. Louis Children's Hospital No. 6 among the nation's 20 most beautiful hospitals, citing its "rooftop garden that sports an acre of landscaped splendour, including water features and sculpture-art that kids can actually play with."