Westmount, located in Quebec, Canada, is home to some of the most impressive and well-designed buildings dedicated to healthcare. With a focus on patient comfort and cutting-edge technology, these skyscrapers are not only the tallest but also the most impressive ones that offer unique features.
In this article, we bring you an insight into 7 tallest health buildings in Westmount Canada that have revolutionized healthcare infrastructure. From state-of-the-art facilities to eco-friendly designs, these towers stand out for various reasons.
1. Montreal General Hospital – Height: 725 feet (221 m)
Montreal General Hospital holds the title of being one of the oldest hospitals in North America. It has been serving patients since 1819 and was relocated to its current location on Rue de la Montagne in 1955 after outgrowing its prior space.
The facility’s design follows a clinical pavilion model whose objective was privacy and efficiency while aiming for flexibility during any crisis such as pandemics or natural disasters.
2. Jewish General Hospital – Height: 590 feet (180 m)
One of Westmount’s top-rated hospitals is Jewish General Hospital with over eight hundred beds catering across more than sixty specializations ranging from ophthalmology to gynecology departments as well as highly equipped research centers identifying new therapies with ongoing research programs.
With signature sleek modernistic architecture with boutique-style detailing such as Italian porcelain panels or modern clinic circular balconies offset by surrounding greenery inspired by Ibiza park designed around it make this building one-of-a-kind.
3. CHU-Saint-Justine Mother & Child University Hospital Center – Height: 476 feet (145 m)
Developed specifically to care for expecting mothers & children exclusively makes Saint-Justine Children’s University hospital different from various multispecialty based hospitals.
Delivering assistance to at least 74,000 children annually, Saint-Justine continues to provide a serene ambiance for parents and their wards with childcare facilities.
4. Royal Victoria Hospital – Height: 432 feet (132 m)
Part of the McGill University Health Center, The main building is an eight-story block equipped with at least 647 beds with recent technological equipment. Royal Victoria hospital has been recently renovated and expanded with an eco-friendly design that skimps on energy-consuming devices such as photovoltaic cells producing solar energy used across the facility.
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5. Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada – Height: 405 feet (123 m)
One of Canada’s top pediatric hospitals focusses solely on treating children with orthopedic conditions ranging from cerebral plasy to juvenile idiopathic arthritis starting from infancy up until they are eighteen years old.
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The most impressive feature of this tower is its breathtaking architecture combining marble tiles, glass walls, vibrant interiors complimented by exterior facing greenery make it one of the most visually appealing health skyscrapers in Westmount district.
6. Charles-Lemoyne Hospital – Height: 387 feet (118 m)
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Situated on the Island of Nuns in Greenfield Park Quebec and managed by CISSS Monteregie Ouest Health Center serves needful communities including surgery rehabilitation program specializing in traumatology serving people who have fallen victim to accidents or any violent event.
This facility has a unique department dedicated solely to arts named “L’art en soins” meaning ‘Art in Healthcare‘, which allows professionals and patients alike can contribute paintings, photographs along Rikiki access ensuring maximum creativity flow that compliments stress relief programs.
7. CHUQ Pavillon l’Hopital Laval – Height: 347 feet (106m)
Located within close proximity from Terminal VI station Laval University’s Health Center; Keeping COVID patients under private isolation has been critical during the pandemic. L’Hopital Laval is a six-story tower catering to around 10,000 patients.
Each of the buildings has an internal courtyard made of bricks giving each room privacy while providing natural light ventilation and access to green space for patient’s soothing experience.
Fun Fact- Montreal General Hospital has various installations of paintings and murals done by street artists around Canada. This unique feature was brought about with an aim to provide a calming environment for patients & staff both as they wind through the building’s corridors.
In conclusion, Westmount Canada’s healthcare skyline deserves recognition from every aspect possible; A testament to its popularity seen in its growth since inception becoming a beacon of healing with unparalleled expertise complemented by remarkable architecture seeing healthcare infrastructure following trend in promoting wellness along reducing disease burdens.