The cafeteria is a colorful destination. Arianna Dougan takes a break in the Olson Family Garden at Children's. Dana R. Abendschein, PhD, clowns around with patient Brionna Wilson. Patients and their siblings have many ways to stay occupied while waiting. Bobby Macintosh travels down a brightly colored hallway. Regular visits by support dogs and their owners bring joy to patients. Grace and Beckham Lee play with the sculpture ball. The rooftop garden offers natural beauty and quiet spaces for contemplation.

Colorful, friendly and fun

St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University Medical Center


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."

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