Doylestown Hospital strives to create a healing environment for patients, family members and visitors who wish to clear their mind, reflect and renew. Please visit one of the hospital's information desks for a map of these tranquil spots.
The arboretum is woven throughout the hospital's 56 acres of campus and is a healing environment for the mind, body and spirit. The arboretum is beautifully landscaped throughout the year with a variety of flowering plants and shrubs. In addition there are bronze sculptures, a pavilion overlooking the pond, a bird watching area and much more.
In 1998, as Doylestown Hospital celebrated its 75th anniversary, administrators and board members envisioned the transformation of our 56 acre campus into an "Arboretum Woven into a Healing Environment." Landscape architects Carter van Dyke Associates designed an Arboretum plan with seven different gardens that patients, staff and visitors may enjoy throughout the seasons.
The fragrance of lilacs, the graceful beauty of azaleas in bloom, and the call of wild birds enliven our surroundings, bringing nature a little closer to us. The Arboretum is a healing environment for mind, body and spirit.
The Atrium is a quiet area in the main lobby on the second floor is full of natural light and plants with an inside garden area. This is the waiting area for family members of surgical. Here you will find a selection of magazines, an exhibit of the history of Anesthesia and a painting by Daniel Garber, a Buck's County impressionist. Along the perimeter is a collection of black and white photographs, by local photographer Edmund Eckstein, that portray healing as it is practiced at Doylestown Hospital.
Byers Reflection Garden
The reflection garden is located in front of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion. Attractive plantings and a seatwall curve around the “Dance of the Cranes” by sculptor John Raimondi. The fluid design of the sculpture suggests different things from different angles and was installed so that the first thing visitors see when approaching the building is a heart.
The chapel is furnished with contemporary Nakashima altar, chairs, bench and bookcase. It is a place of quiet sanctuary for prayer, meditation, or just sitting.
Fred Beans Family Waiting Area
The family waiting area is situated adjacent to One Vision Café in the Gorsky Atrium. This quiet place offers comfortable, flexible seating arrangements for families and visitors, made cozier by soft lighting and a welcoming fireplace.
The cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the hospital. When meals are not being served, you may find a quiet place to sit.
Patient and Family Quiet Room
The Patient and Family Quiet Room is located next to the main lobby elevators is furnished by a donor who has adopted this room and takes pride in adding new items each year. Its soft light, delicate settee and dark colors give this room a feeling of a small nook at home where you can find peace and quiet.
The VIA Past Presidents' Garden
The VIA Past Presidents' Garden is located just outside the back exit of the Main Lobby. The garden has two bronze sculptures; one honoring the VIA and another of a girl with a watering can. It is a secluded outdoor area with butterfly bushes and a variety of small flowering plants that create a tranquil setting.