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E. TX facility in running for country's 'most beautiful hospital' title

Source: Soliant Source: Soliant

An ArkLaTex hospital has received many awards for its health care, but now the facility is being recognized for its appearance.

Glenda Lowe is from Dallas and Tuesday she made her first visit to the campus of CHRISTUS St. Michael hospital in Texarkana.

"It is lovely," she said. "It's beautiful."

The scenery at St. Michael has the hospital in the running for a spot on a list of the 20 most beautiful hospitals in the nation.

"We've always known we had a very special place here at CHRISTUS St. Michael," said Chris Karam, hospital president.

"We have numerous water features that creates a healing sound environment. We have walking paths around our campus and it is just a setting removed from a lot of the hustle and bustle and busyness that some hospitals are placed in."

The contest is presented online by Soliant Health. It's the fifth time they've held it.

CHRISTUS St. Michael is one of 70 hospitals participating in the contest this time. The facility, located north of I30, sits on 30 acres of land. It has 312 beds.

"St. Michael's got a beautiful campus," said visitor Randy Newsome. "It is really nice upkeep. I love the lakes, and stuff that is around it just makes it kind of peaceful."

Voting ends June 15 and participants can cast as many votes as they like.

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